Pakistan's new President Hussain take up duties
AFPISLAMABAD--Pakistan's new President Mamnoon Hussain took office on Monday, presiding over a government battling to overcome a Taliban insurgency, resolve an energy crisis and repair the economy.
September 10, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
A respected businessman from the financial capital of Karachi but with no political powerbase of his own, Hussain is Pakistan's 12th president and a ceremonial head of state.
Hussain was sworn in by chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in a short ceremony after political leaders gathered together for cross-party talks on how to tackle growing insecurity.