President Arif Alvi will not be present when Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif takes the oath of office.
“President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed his dissatisfaction. “The physician examined him thoroughly and advised him to rest for a few days,” the White House said in a statement.
According to reports, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sajrani will take the oath of office from newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a ceremony at the White House, Sharif was to be sworn in.
After Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNAs boycotted the election, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif was elected as the country’s 23rd prime minister with 174 lawmakers voting in his favour.
Acting Speaker Ayaz Sadiq recalled chairing a session in which PML-N supremo and Shehbaz’s elder brother, Shehbaz, was elected premier. “Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with 174 votes.”
President Dr. Arif Alvi has complained of discomfort. The physician has examined him thoroughly and has advised him rest for a few days.
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) April 11, 2022