Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of the country on Tuesday after contesting against joint opposition candidate Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
After the total valid votes were treated according to the provision of paragraph 18 of the Second Schedule of the Constitution, Alvi secured 353 votes, Rehman bagged 185, while Ahsan’s tally stood at 124.
Reacting to Alvi’s election as the president, social media users took to Twitter in a bid to express their views.
— Kamran Rehmat (@kaamyabi) September 4, 2018
Dr Arif Alvi is the 13th president of Pakistan. I hope the number 13 proves lucky.
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) September 4, 2018
After Arif Alvi elected President, there’s every likelihood Asif Ali Zardari will get relief in money-laundering case for fielding Aitzaz Ahsan as PPP’s presidential candidate to divide opposition vote. From Senate to Presidential elections, he has turned PPP into B-team of PTI
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) September 4, 2018
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) September 4, 2018
Dr. Arif Alvi elected 13th President of Pakistan and first President of Naya Pakistan. Mr President, Mubarak ho.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) September 4, 2018
“We congratulate Asif Ali Zardari over Dr Arif Alvi’s election as the president,” wrote another user.
ہم ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کے صدر منتخب ہونے پر آصف زرداری کو مبارک باد پیش کرتےہیں۔
— اینکر Rana (@ranajved) September 4, 2018
Congratulations, Dr Arif Alvi, on becoming the president of Pakistan.
Wishing him all the best to do his best for Pakistan
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) September 4, 2018
Dr @ArifAlvi stood with Imran khan when no one believed PTI has a chance in Pakistani politics. 22 years later PTI won the elections, @ImranKhanPTI is PM and Arif Alvi will be our president.
If one thing this teaches us it will be how conviction and perseverance never go wasted. pic.twitter.com/TLFsGCEP04
— Sufyan Iqbal (@Sufyaniqbal100) September 4, 2018
Dr Arif Alvi has some really huge shoes to fill. Mamnoon Hussain used to finish multiple seasons of TV shows on Netflix in one night.
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) September 4, 2018
Arif Alvi proved today that Dentist can become President of a country but they can never become Doctor. ?
— Saboor (@MuhammadSabboor) September 4, 2018