President Alvi draws social media ire for ’using public office to promote family business’

The netizens are of the point of view that President Alvi's act is violation of his oath.

President alvi at the mou signing ceremonyPresident of Pakistan Doctor Arif Alvi is getting criticised on social media for ”using public office to promote his family business.”

President Alvi’s son, Dr. Awab Alvi, shared the news of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Alvi Dental Hospital and Bringing Smiles Inc. of USA at the Governor House, Sindh.

In a now deleted tweet, Dr. Awab also disclosed that the investors have initially pledged $25 million.

President Alvi attended the ceremony as a chief guest. The President also congratulated his son and wished him success.

Reacting to the news, social media users raised question whether the President is using his office to promote his family’s business. The netizens are of the point of view that President Alvi’s act is violation of his oath.

Anchorperson Adil Shahzeb quoted lines from the oath of the President of Pakistan. “As a President of Pakistan, I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct.”

A Twitter user also shared PM Imran Khan’s old tweet about Hazrat Abu Bakr closing his clothes shop when he became Khalifa.

Netizens also questioned whether its conflict of interest. Here’s what netizens have to say:

Dr. Awab Alvi’s clarification:

While clarifying about President Alvi’s role in his family run business, Dr. Awab said that Dr. Arif Alvi resigned from Alvi Dental when he became President.

“This venture is between me & my Pakistani US diaspora dentist-alumnus friend,” he said.

He went on the add that the President encourages all start ups even the ones which are much smaller than his’.

About the venue, which was the Governor house for this ceremony, he said that the original venue was the Alvi Dental but it was changed “to avoid inconvenience because of security to APS school right next to us.”

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    • Itni corruption ho rhi hai Centre mai Allah maafi de. Yesterday they threatened a businessman to deposit 1 million dollars in their frontmen account in UAE otherwise they will demolish his factory. Yeh hai medina ki riasat. In se woh log buht saaf thay. Yeh tu naam Islam ka istemal kerte hain likin hain PPP and PMLN se zyada corrupt.

  • Thank you for showing us your real face Arif alvi instead of doing something for Pakistan intuition you r pormoting your own business yahi harktain Shareef khandaan krta Pakistan mai… Khan sahib agr is sy la ilm thy to alvi sahib sy ab astifa ly lain isi mai Bhala

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