President Alvi to complete his five-year term tonight

President Alvi to complete his five-year term tonight
Source: File

Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi will complete his five years term tonight .

According to sources, the president will remain on his position and perform his duties until the new president is elected. 

Under the Article 44(1) of Constitution, the president will hold office for a term of five years from the day he assumes charge, but he continues to hold the office until a successor is chosen.

Dr Alvi assumed the charge of presidency on Sept 9, 2018.

According to law and under the interim set-up, the election of a new president may be postponed to as far as February, after nationwide polls are held. 

The tenure of Alvi was marked by political instability and civil-military tensions and saw the ouster of Khan in a parliamentary no-confidence vote in April 2022, and the election of Sharif as PM in the same month. The Sharif coalition government dissolved parliament and stepped down on August 9, Anwar ul Haq Kakar then assumed the charge of caretaker PM on 14 August 2023. 

Earlier today, President Alvi completed his official visit to Lahore, has returned to Islamabad to perform the routine duties associated with the presidency.

It is pertinent to mention that former Federal Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani had an extensive meeting with President Alvi on Friday.