Arif Alvi to take oath as Pakistan's president on Sunday

Sep 09, 2018, 10:46 IST | PTI

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

Arif Alvi to take oath as Pakistan's president on Sunday
Arif Alvi

Arif Alvi will take oath as the 13th president of Pakistan on Sunday. 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 the president on September 4.

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. Alvi, the 69-year-old former dentist, had defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman. He served as PTI 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.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath as Vice-President of India

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK