PTI's Arif Alvi wins Pakistan Presidential Election 2018

Sep 5, 2018 13:01 IST
Arif Alvi wins Pakistan Presidential Election 2018

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate, Arif Alvi on September 4, 2018 won the Pakistan Presidential Election 2018, defeating his two rival candidates Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan.

Fazal-ur-Rehman is the joint candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and some other opposition groups, while, Aitzaz Ahsan belongs to the Pakistan Peoples Party.

Alvi will replace incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain as the 13th President of Pakistan. Hussain’s five-year term will end on September 8, 2018.

Before taking oath as the President of the country, Alvi will have to resign from the National Assembly, as per the Pakistan's Constitution.

Pakistan Presidential Elections

Election of the Pakistan’s President is conducted under Article 41 of the Pakistan Constitution for a term of five years.

According to Clause 4 of Article 41 of the Pakistan Constitution, “Election to the office of president shall be held not earlier than 60 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of term of the president in office.”

The minimum age for a candidate to contest the presidential election is 45 years.

Votes tally

Alvi won the election by fetching 353 votes, while, his rivals Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan got 185 and 124 votes, respectively.

Alvi secured 212 votes in the joint session of the two houses of the parliament; 45 votes from Balochistan province; 41 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; 33 votes from Punjab province; and 22 votes from Sindh province.



Parliament and Provinces

Arif Alvi


Aitzaz Ahsan





Balochistan province



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province




Punjab province




Sindh province




About Arif Alvi

Alvi was born in Karachi in 1947.

He acquired his dental degree BDS (Dentistry) from de'Montmonrency College of Dentistry of Lahore and Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1975, and Master of Science in Orthodontics in 1984 from University of the Pacific, San Francisco.

In 1997, Alvi was declared a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.

He was the Chairman of the first Pakistan International Dental Conference in 1981 and was elected as Chairman of the 28th Asia Pacific Dental Congress.

In 2006, he was elected as the President of Asia Pacific Dental Federation.

In 2007, he was elected as a Councillor of the FDI World Dental Federation, it was the first time that a Pakistani was elected.

Arif Alvi’s political career

Alvi began his political career by joining the students' wing of Jamaat-i-Islami when he was a student of de'Montmonrency College of Dentistry in Lahore.

Alvi is one of the founding members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) and is considered very close to Imran Khan.

He served as Secretary General of the PTI for seven years from 2006 to 2013.

He was elected as a Member of the National Assembly in 2013 and was re-elected in 2018 from his home constituency in the southern port city of Karachi.


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