Dr Arif Alvi
Dr. Arif ur Rehman Alvi is a founding member and former Secretary-General of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI). He was born on 29th August 1949. He served as PTI Secretary-General from 2006 till March 22, 2013.
A dentist by profession, Alvi was the president of the Asia-Pacific Dental Federation and of the Pakistan Dental Association.
Dr. Arif Alvi had previously contested the 1997 general elections as a provincial assembly candidate from DHA area and then later again in the 2002 general elections as a National Assembly candidate.
In 2013 he was elected as a Member of the National Assembly from the Constituency NA-250 Karachi. He is the original author of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party constitution and is known to write occasionally on a blog titled ‘Teeth Maestro’.
Alvi started out his political career serving as the president of the student union at the de’Montmonrency College of Dentistry in Lahore, Pakistan.
In 1969, during General Ayub Khan era Dr. Alvi was active in the student movement and fought for democracy in Pakistan. During one of the protests on The Mall Road, Lahore he was shot and wounded and still proudly carries a bullet embedded in his left arm as a mark of his struggle for democracy in Pakistan.
He was the Jamaat-e-Islami candidate for a Sindh Assembly constituency in 1979. However, the military government of General Zia, cancelled the schedule for general elections.
He was appointed the President of PTI Sindh Chapter in 1997. In 2001, he was promoted to Vice President of PTI. In 2006, Dr. Arif Alvi became the Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf until 2013, when he was replaced by Parvez Khattak.
Dr. Arif Alvi contested as a Sindh Provincial Assembly candidate from Defence area in 1997 and later in 2002 as a National Assembly candidate from Karachi’s Baldia Town constituency. He, however, lost to his opponents in both these elections.
Dr Arif Alvi – Born, Age, Political Party, Constituency and Children
|Complete Name||Arif Alvi|
|Born||July 29, 1949, Pakistan|
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Constituency||NA-247 (Karachi South-II)|
|Education||University of Michigan|
|Children||Naima Alvi Bawany, Marhama Alvi Shah, Radhia Alvi Sumar|
|Member of the||National Assembly of Pakistan|