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Dr Arif Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan

Dr Arif ur Rehman Alvi (69) was elected as the 13th President of Pakistan.

Dr Arif Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan
  • He is a close ally of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.
  • He will take the oath of office of President on September 9, 2018.

About his election:

  • Dr Alvi has defeated Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in a three-way contest to become President.
  • Of the 430 votes cast through secret ballot in National Assembly and Senate, Dr. Alvi had received 212 votes followed by Mr. Rehman 131 and Mr. Ahsan 81.
  • Six votes were rejected.

About Dr Arif ur Rehman Alvi:

  • He was born in Karachi in 1947 where his father settled after partition.
  • His father Dr Habib ur Rehman Elahi Alvi was dentist to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru before partition.
  • He had inherited the profession of dentistry from his father.
  • His father was also connected with the Jinnah family.
  • Prior to his political career, Dr Alvi was a dentist by profession.
  • Dr. Alvi had started his political career about five decades ago when he was a student of de'Montmonrency College of Dentistry in Lahore.
  • He had joined Imran Khan's PTI as its founding member in 1996. 
  • He was the Secretary-General of party from 2006 till 2013.
  • In 2013 he was elected as a Member of National Assembly from Constituency NA-250 Karachi and was re-elected in July 2018.
  • He had also served as the President of Pakistan Dental Association.
  • He was also the Chairman of the first Pakistan International Dental Conference in 1981 and was also elected the Chairman of 28th Asia Pacific Dental Congress.
  • In 2006, he was elected as the President of Asia Pacific Dental Federation.
  • In 2007, he was elected as the Councillor of FDI World Dental Federation, this was for the first time that a Pakistani was elected.
Note: Dr Alvi will be the third Pakistani President to have an India connection prior to partition. His predecessors Mamnoon Hussain's family came from Agra and Pervez Musharraf's parents had migrated to Pakistan from New Delhi.

Question:

Q. Who has been elected as the 13th President of Pakistan?
a. Dr Asif ur Rehman Alvi
b. Dr Atif ur Rehman Alvi
c. Dr Arif ur Rehman Alvi
d. None of the above
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