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Sep 10, 2018
6:59AM

US congratulates new Pakistan President Arif Alvi

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The US has congratulated new Pakistan President Arif Alvi and said it was looking towards working with him to advance their shared interests such as regional peace, stability and prosperity. 
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement in Washington today that the United States and the American people congratulate Dr Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.  
Alvi, a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was sworn in as Pakistan's new president today.The 69-year-old dentist was administered the oath of office as Pakistan's 13th President by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar at a simple ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad.
Alvi had defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazlur Rehman in a three-way presidential contest.

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