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Arif Alvi takes oath as Pakistan's 13th President

Arif Alvi takes oath as Pakistan's 13th President

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Sep 2018, 01:58 pm

Islamabad, Sept 9 (IBNS): Arif Alvi took oath as the new President of Pakistan on Sunday.

He has become the 13th President of the nation.

He replaced Mamnoon Hussain.

As per local media reports, Pakistan PM Imran Khan and his cabinet attended the ceremony led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, along with armed forces chiefs and senior Islamabad-based diplomats.

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf tweeted: "The 13th President of Pakistan @ArifAlvi has taken oath, administered by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. The Prime Minister, Military Leadership and Upper Tier Civilian Leadership attended the ceremony at the President House. #PresidentPakistan."

Alvi was earlier elected as the 13th President of the country. 

Arif Alvi received 353 electoral votes, Fazlur Rehman 185 and Aitzaz Ahsan 124 votes, the ECP said in a statement, as per a Geo News report.

Meanwhile, the US has wished the new Pakistan President after he took an oath and said the nation is looking forward to work with the South Asian country.

"The United States and the American people congratulate Dr. Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.The United States looks toward working with Pakistan to advance our shared interests, such as regional peace, stability, and prosperity," US Department of State said in a statement.


Image: PTI Twitter page

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