35 Facts About Arif Alvi


Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi is a politician currently serving as the 13th President of Pakistan, in office since 9 September 2018.


Arif Alvi was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from June 2013 to May 2018 and again from August to September 2018.


Arif Alvi was a dentist before entering politics in 1979, when he joined Jamaat-e-Islami but he later on resigned from the party and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf with former Pakistan cricket team captain and cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan in 1996.


Arif Alvi was elected to the National Assembly, from a seat of Karachi in 2013 and was re-elected in 2018 and was nominated as a candidate for the presidential election.


Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th President of Pakistan after defeating Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan, after which he resigned from the National Assembly and was sworn into office on 9 September 2018, succeeding Mamnoon Hussain.


Arif Alvi was born on 29 July 1949 in Karachi, Pakistan.


Arif Alvi's father, Habib-ur-Rehman Elahi Alvi, was a dentist in British India who migrated to Karachi after the establishment of Pakistan, and opened a dental clinic in Saddar Town.

Related searches
Imran Khan

Arif Alvi completed his early education in Karachi, and moved to Lahore in 1967 for education in dentistry.


Arif Alvi received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from De'Montmorency College of Dentistry.


Arif Alvi completed his master's degree in prosthodontics from the University of Michigan in 1975.


Arif Alvi received a master's degree in orthodontics in 1984 from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California.


In 1981, Dr Arif Alvi was Chairman of the first Pakistan International Dental Conference.


Arif Alvi became Patron of the Fifth Pakistan International Dental Conference.


In 1997, Arif Alvi became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.


Arif Alvi prepared the constitution of the Pakistan Dental Association and went on to become its president.


Arif Alvi served as Chairman of the 28th Asia Pacific Dental Congress.


Arif Alvi served as Dean of the Faculty of Orthodontics of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.


Arif Alvi began his political career as a polling agent, and joined a religious party.


Arif Alvi became politically affiliated with Islami Jamiat Talaba, a student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and went on to become president of the student union.


Arif Alvi became politically active after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announced the 1977 Pakistani general election.


Arif Alvi ran for a seat on the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of the JI from a constituency in Karachi in 1979 but was unsuccessful.


Arif Alvi participated in preparing the party constitution of PTI.


Arif Alvi remained a member of the PTI central executive council for a year before becoming president of PTI's Sindh chapter in 1997.


Arif Alvi ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PS-89 in the 1997 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful.


Arif Alvi came in third receiving 2,200 votes and lost the seat to Saleem Zia.

Related searches
Imran Khan

Arif Alvi ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PS-90 in the 2002 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful.


Arif Alvi came in at sixth place securing 1,276 votes and lost the seat to Umer Sadiq, a candidate of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.


Arif Alvi was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-250 in the 2013 Pakistani general election.


Arif Alvi was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-247 in the 2018 Pakistani general election.


Arif Alvi received 91,020 votes and defeated Syed Zaman Ali Jaffery, a candidate of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.


Arif Alvi received 352 electoral votes and defeated Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan who secured 184 and 124 votes, respectively.


Arif Alvi is the third President of Pakistan whose family migrated to Pakistan from India after the Partition of India.


Arif Alvi believes that the world is on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that would change the overall outlook of the industrial working.


Arif Alvi has championed women's empowerment and especially their economic empowerment in Pakistan.


Arif Alvi launched the Ministry's official website on the occasion of World Oceans Day and was briefed by Maritime Minister Ali Haider Zaidi and Federal Secretary Rizwan Ahmed about the ministry's role and achievements.