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Arif Alvi to take oath as 13th President of Pakistan today

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Dr Arif Alvi

Dr Arif Alvi who emerged victorious in the Pakistan Presidential elections held on September 4 will take oath as the 13th President of the country on Sunday.

Alvi, a close ally of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defeated Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan in the presidential elections. 

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His predecessor President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday left the President House at completion of his five-year term. 

Hussain said Pakistan’s development and prosperity lie in rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution. He said was satisfied at the completion of his term.

“I left no stone unturned in fulfilling the responsibilities given to me by the people of Pakistan,” he said. 

A dentist by profession, 69-year-old Alvi is one of the founding members of PTI. He served as the party’s secretary general from 2006 to 2013.

He won the National Assembly elections from NA-247 (Karachi) during the July 25 polls. He was also elected member of the National Assembly in the 2013 general election. 

In Pakistan, the President is considered as a symbol of the federation and head of the state and exercises all powers on the recommendations of the prime minister. 

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