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President Alvi’s ‘sickness’ makes Zardari, Mamnoon better heads of state

President Arif Alvi on Monday fell ill hours before Shehbaz Sharif’s oath-taking ceremony.

“President Dr Arif Alvi has complained of discomfort. The physician has examined him thoroughly and has advised him [to] rest for a few days,” was the tweet on the president’s Twitter handle.

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Regarding his health, it was also shared that he was better and the doctor had suggested him to take rest after a brief check-up.

Earlier, Shehbaz Sharif had secured 174 against PTI’s candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi who received no vote as his party decided to boycott the polling procedure.

The poll took place under the chairmanship of MNA Ayaz Sadiq as deputy speaker Qasim Suri refused to conduct the session and voluntarily handed over the podium to Ayaz Sadiq.

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Since president Alvi was ill, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani administered the oath to the newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his absence.

Previously in August 2018, when Imran Khan was sworn as prime minister, PML-N member Mamnoon Hussian was president. He conducted the oath-taking ceremony of Imran khan’s swearing-in. Thus, Imran Khan, who belonged to PTI, took an oath beside Mamnoon Hussain from PML-N. Both president and prime minister belonged to rival parties.

In June 2013, it was prime minister Nawaz Sharif from PML-N, who took oath beside president Asif Ali Zardari from PPP.

This time it was being anticipated that Shehbaz Sharif (from PML-N) might take an oath from President Alvi (from PTI), but the pattern was not repeated as he fell ill and doctors told him to rest.

Shah Mahmood announced in the assembly today that PTI members would be resigning, however, there are no reports of resignation from President Alvi as there has been no announcement from him to resign despite PTI policy.

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