Dr. Arif Alvi



Designation: Politician
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Pakistan Tehreek - e - Insaaf

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Arif Alvi born 29 August 1949 in Karachi, he is a Pakistani politician, dentist and a parliamentarian. Dr. Arif Alvi is the founding member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and was the Secretary-General of the party from 2006 till 22 March 2013 where then succeeded by Parvez Khattak. Dr. Arif Alvi had previously contested the 1997 general elections as a provincial assembly candidate and later again in the 2002 general elections as a National Assembly candidate. In 2013 he won as a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-250 Karachi defeating MQM's candidate Khushbakht Shujaat with 76,305 votes. He has been the original author of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party constitution and is known to write occasionally on a blog titled Teeth Maestro

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Arif Alvi started out his political career serving as the president of the student union at the de'Montmonrency College of Dentistry in Lahore, Pakistan. In 1969, Dr. Alvi was active in the student movement during General Ayub Khan era and fought for democracy in Pakistan. During one of the protests on The Mall Road, Lahore he was shot and wounded and still proudly carries a bullet embedded in his left arm as a mark of his struggle for democracy in Pakistan. He was the Jamaat-e-Islami candidate for PS in 1979. However, elections were not held. Dr. Alvi was one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 1996. He has been serving in the CEC since 1996. He was appointed the President of PTI Sindh Chapter in 1997. In 2001, he was promoted to Vice President of PTI. In 2006, Dr. Arif Alvi became the Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf until 2013 when he was replaced by Parvez Khattak. Dr. Arif Alvi contested as a Sindh Provincial Assembly candidate from Defence / Clifton area in 1997 and later in 2002 as an National Assembly candidate from the Baldia, Karachi area, in both these elections he lost in the general elections.

Finally after a political struggle of 17 years he won the National Assembly seat from NA-250 Karachi in the general elections held in 2013. The elections were initially held on 11 May but was plagued by election irregularities and the Election Commission of Pakistan decided to re-poll 42 polling stations out of a total of 186 polling stations, on the 19th May securing 17,489 votes which were tallied with votes held on 11 May, Dr. Arif was declared victorious with 76,305 votes combined from voting held on both dates.

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