• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi sworn in

Arif Alvi

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Sunday, concluding the country’s peaceful transfer of power to its new government after a turbulent election campaign. His appointment further cements the ruling party’s power after controversial polls in July — which were tainted by claims of military meddling and ballot rigging — saw former cricket champion Imran Khan elected prime minister. Arif Alvi, a close ally of Khan and one of the founders of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, becomes Pakistan’s 13th president, replacing Mamnoon Hussain. A vote this week saw him elected by more than a thousand…

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