President-elect Dr. Arif Alvi resigns from his National Assembly seat on Wednesday.
According to the news sources, Dr. Arif Alvi resigns and has forwarded his resignation letter to the National Assembly secretariat.
On Tuesday, Dr. Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th President of Pakistan.
The president-elect Dr. Arif Alvi is expected to take oath on September 9, 2018 after the completion of President Mamnoon Hussain’s term a day earlier.
President Elect Dr. Arif Alvi
Dr. Alvi was born in 1949. He is a renowned dentist by profession. Dr. Arif Alvi is among the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Even during his student years, Arif Alvi had an interest towards politics. While studying at the De’Montmorency College of Dentistry in Lahore, he was an active member of student unions protesting against the former President General Ayub Khan.
Later, in 1979, Arif Alvi decided to run for office as a candidate of the Jamaat-e-Islami, for a provincial constituency in Karachi.
The dentist tried his luck in the political arena again in 1996. That year, he joined Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf.
In General Election 1997, Dr. Arif Alvi ran for the seat of Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PTI from constituency PS-114, however, he remained unsuccessful.
Dr. Alvi ran for the seat of Sindh Assembly in General Election 2002 as a candidate of PTI from constituency PS-90 but remained unsuccessful.
He served as the secretary general of PTI from 2006 to 2013.
Dr. Alvi was first time elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan in General Election 2013 on a PTI ticket from NA-250.
Dr. Arif Alvi was the only PTI member to win a National Assembly seat from Sindh in the 2013 elections.
In 2016, he was made the president of PTI Sindh chapter.
In Election 2018, he was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-247.
On September 4, members of the national and provincial assemblies voted Dr. Arif Alvi as the President of Pakistan.