US congratulates Alvi for presidential election win

Washington: The United States on Sunday congratulated Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of Pakistan.

In a statement, US Department of State spokesperson, Heather Nauert said, “The United States and the American people congratulate Dr Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

“The United States looks forward towards working with Pakistan to advance our shared interests, such as regional peace, stability, and prosperity,” the statement added.

Alvi, a senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), took oath as the 13th president of Pakistan on Sunday. He was elected as the Pakistan President on September 5 in a landslide victory over Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) backed Fazal-ur-Rehman and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan.