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July 31, 2013

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A common man, a good father and now the president

Karachi
It is not every day that one’s father becomes the president of the country – well it was that shining moment for Salman, Adnan and Arsalan.
The three sons of president-elect Mamnoon Hussain cannot be more proud of their father, but at the same time, they have not forgotten their loving childhood memories of living on Burns Road, a densely-populated downtown area of Karachi.
When the unofficial presidential election results were announced, the law enforcement agencies were already deployed outside Mamnoon Hussain’s residence in Defence DHA. Friends, relatives, and politicians had thronged his house to congratulate him.
Salman Hussain, the president-elect’s eldest son and a banker by profession, was grateful to the Almighty for the prestigious position his father had earned.
“Being a common man himself, my father understands the obstacles that stand between the masses and the person in power, said a beaming but humble Salman.
“We have always spent simple lives and will prefer doing so in the coming days as our father has always taught to be honest and simple. While he was the governor, his approach was straightforward and he lived in a simple manner. He will remain like that during his tenure as the president too.”
Salman said his family cared about their neighbours and assured that others would not be allowed to suffer because his father’s official protocol.
“Our neighbours must be proud that a person from the middle class has reached the President’s House.”
Talking about his family’s background, Salman said they had spent most of their years living on Burns Road and understood the problems faced by the middle class and the poor.
To another question, he said that after the Musharraf-led coup in 1999, his family had to face numerous problems and suffered losses in their business too because of their loyalties towards Nawaz Sharif.
The president elect’s two other sons, Adnan and Arsalan, are bankers

too.
The grandsons of the president-elect told the media that they had heard just now from their elders that their grandfather was once the governor of Sindh, and now they were even happier that their “Dada” had become the president of the country.

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