• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Imran Khan ally Arif Alvi elected Pakistan president

Dr Arif Alvi

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan on Tuesday (4) elected a close ally of prime minister Imran Khan as its new president, further cementing the ruling party’s power after a controversial general election victory. Former dentist Arif Alvi, one of the founders of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, will replace Mamnoon Hussain after the vote by more than a thousand lawmakers from both houses of parliament and the four provincial assemblies. Former cricket champion Khan became prime minister last month following his party’s controversial victory in the mid-July parliamentary elections. Khan’s critics accuse him of having benefited from an underhand intervention by the military in his favour, and…

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