Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi is a Pakistani Politician and current (13th) President of Pakistan since 9 September 2018. Alvi is a founding member of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Apart from being an active politician, Alvi has many other facts worth knowing. Let’s find out.
Arif Alvi was born on 29 July 1949 (age 69; as in 2018) in Karachi, Pakistan. Different sources convey diverse information about his birth date. Some say it’s 29 August 1949 while some 1947, while his documents say 29 July 1949. After his father’s migration to Karachi, he was admitted in Karachi Grammar School but later was expelled. After his early education, he moved to Lahore in 1967 for Dentistry. Alvi graduated from De’Montmorency College of Dentistry and had his Master’s Degree in prosthodontics from the University of Michigan in 1975. He received a Masters degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California in orthodontics. Subsequently, he set-up Alvi Dental Hospital in Pakistan.
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Salt & Pepper
Alvi is Pakistani by Religion and Nationality. His father Habib-ur-Rehman Elahi Alvi, was a dentist in India. Alvi’s father moved to Pakistan after the partition and before that he was the dentist of Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India. Alvi has two siblings; a brother and a sister. Alvi has a wife, Samina Alvi and four children -3 daughters namely- Naima Alvi Bawany, Marhama Alvi Shah and Radhia Alvi Sumar; and one son.
Alvi was the Chairman of the First Pakistan International Dental Conference in 1981 and Third Pakistan International Dental Conference in 1987. Later in 1997, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. The constitution of the Pakistan Dental Association was formulated by him before he stood for Presidential Elections.
His Political career was quite eventful. He started with being a polling agent and soon allied with a religious party. Alvi has been interested in politics since his Bachelor’s Degree when he allied with Islami Jamiat Talaba. In 1979, Alvi lost the seat he stood for from the Provincial Assembly of Sindh. After that, he quit the political party,JI and soon joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 1996. He eventually became the President of PTI Sindh Chapter. In 2001, he even got elected as the Vice President of PTI. Alvi lost elections in the Pakistani General Election for the Provincial Assembly of Sindh two times; in 1997 & 2002. He succored as the Secretary General of PTI from 2006-2013. Recently, in 2018, he was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI. He is also now elected as the 13th President of Pakistan in September 2018.
- Alvi was into outdoor sports like Squash, Cricket and Hockey in his childhood days.
- He is both a dentist and a politician by profession.
- Alvi has a Net Worth of approximately ₹ 2 Crore.
- He was shot twice during the protest against Ayub Khan Regime.
- In 2006, he became the president of Asia Pacific Dental Federation.
- Alvi loves his grandchildren and fascinated to have leisure with them at home.