Arif Alvi takes oath as 13th President of Pakistan

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Islamabad: Dr Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi took oath as 13th President of Pakistan at a graceful ceremony in Islamabad today.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath to him.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, federal ministers, governors, provincial chief ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Statff committee, the three services chiefs, Saudi Information Minister Awwad Bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, ambassadors, diplomats, and senior officials attended the oath taking ceremony.

The term of outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain had ended yesterday.

Senior political leaders have described the completion of democratic transition of power, after Dr. Alvi was administered oath of office today, as historic.

They were recording their impressions exclusively to Radio Pakistan on the occasion of oath-taking ceremony of the President at Aiwan-e-Sadr today.

They expressed hope that the government will now be focusing on the challenges facing the country after completion of the transition of power process.

Those who spoke included senator Faisal Javed, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Balochistan Speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Federal Minister for Investment Muhammad Mian Soomro, Azad Kahsmir President Sardar Masood Khan, and Usman Dar.