From sustaining a bullet in both his arms to being the 13th elected President of Pakistan today; Arif Alvi’s journey is nothing short of inspiring
The two chambers of the Parliament – National Assembly and Senate – and four provincial assemblies elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Alvi as 13th President of Pakistan with a sizable majority.
If we go 50 years back to this day,
1969 – Arif Alvi – a young President of the student union and a strong advocate of democracy.
His political activism even got him shot twice during protest in Ayub’s era.
1977 – He made his political debut as election candidate from PNA but failed to take part due to opposition’s boycott.
1996 – Dentist by profession, Dr. Alvi became one of the founding members of PTI
1997 – Like 100 other candidates of PTI including Imran Khan, Alvi also lost in elections.
2013 – Alvi became the only elected member of the NA from PTI in Sindh.
2018 – Re-elected to NA from the same Clifton constituency.
September, 4th 2018 – Dr. Arif Alvi became the 13th president-elect of Pakistan.
Alvi still carries a bullet embedded in his right arm as a mark of his struggle for democracy.
Throughout Alvi’s political struggle, one thing persisted; his admiration for his leader Imran Khan.