Arif Alvi elected Pakistan President
Arif Alvi, a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was elected as President of Pakistan as the cricketer-turned-politician consolidated his grip on power. He defeated Pakistan People’s Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz nominee Maulana Fazlur Rehman to become the 13th President.
Dr. 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 election. He was also elected a member of the National Assembly in the 2013 general election.