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 of Pakistan Doctor Arif Alvi is getting criticised on social media for ”using public office to promote his family business.”
Excited to share that we signed an MoU between @AlviDental & Bringing Smiles USA to open a chain of dental practices bring affordable dental care to Pakistan with no compromise in quality of treatment or sterilization but focus on the best treatment possible at affordable rates pic.twitter.com/Zj02sW1uVp
— Awab Alvi (@DrAwab) November 29, 2021
In a now deleted tweet, Dr. Awab also disclosed that the investors have initially pledged $25 million.
Why did you delete this in which you mentioned $25 million ? pic.twitter.com/GSlUZX7QRU
— Abdul Hafeez (@DrunknPriest) November 29, 2021
President Alvi attended the ceremony as a chief guest. The President also congratulated his son and wished him success.
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) November 29, 2021
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.”
“As a President of Pakistan, I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct.” https://t.co/l4Qn0wwI2E
— Adil Shahzeb (@adilshahzeb) November 30, 2021
A Twitter user also shared PM Imran Khan’s old tweet about Hazrat Abu Bakr closing his clothes shop when he became Khalifa.
— ?? (@iffiViews) November 30, 2021
Netizens also questioned whether its conflict of interest. Here’s what netizens have to say:
Is is not conflict of interest for the President to promote his family business in official capacity?? https://t.co/HOr3NJJN76
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) November 30, 2021
The President of Pakistan’s son just raised $25 million for the family business. ?? https://t.co/zmBTZF8pZj
— Shakir Husain (@shakirhusain) November 29, 2021
Imagine if Bilawal Bhutto or Maryam Nawaz had used the Presidency to get a contract for their private business. https://t.co/etESL6L5r4
— Shehzad Ghias Shaikh (@Shehzad89) November 29, 2021
President of Pakistan facilitating a business deal between 2 private entities, one entity being owned by his son. this even took place in Governor house Sindh
Ladies & Gentlemen!!! "Madina Jaisi Riasat" & Naya Pakistan for you… https://t.co/23Efz4FelU
— Adnan Rasheed (@adnanCad) November 29, 2021
— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) November 29, 2021
What is the President doing here, atm he is symbol of state of pakistannot ur dental hospital. This classic case of Conflict of Interest. Oath of President as contained in 3rd Schedule 2 Constitution of Pakistan bars President frm promoting his or his family's financial interest https://t.co/6gL0xg5rJg
— Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi (@SalmanKNiazi1) November 29, 2021
Ceremony at the Gov House
Contract being awarded to the son of the President of Pakistan.
But there is NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST!
Wah ray TABDEELI! https://t.co/mIM4zYvAzo
— Maria Zulfiqar Khan (@DocMZK) November 29, 2021
صدر پاکستان اپنے کلینک کے لیے امریکی فنڈنگ حاصل کرتے ہوئے۔
اتنے دھڑلے سے چوری پاکستان کی تاریخ میں کسی نے نہیں کی https://t.co/lLjeJuBsMJ
— Loki (@Lokiodin0x) November 30, 2021
یاد رہے کہ صدر مملکت کے نجی کاروبار کی تقریب گورنر ہاوس سندھ میں منعقد ہوئی تھی۔۔ https://t.co/Om5T3tDuvv
— Bashir Chaudhary (@Bashirchaudhry) November 30, 2021
صدرمملکت کے صاحبزادےجو دوسروں کو گالیاں دینے اور پڑوانے کا سرکاری کاروبار کرتے ہیں ایوان صدر کے اختیارات کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے خود کے اور والدمحترم کے ذاتی بزنس کی ترویج کا ایم او یو سرکاری وسائل کا بھرپور استعمال کرتے ہوئے فرما رہے ہیں۔پہلے رقم لکھی پھرڈیلیٹ کی۔ شرم؟ حیا؟ https://t.co/nT2Kh3pz7e pic.twitter.com/I2u9AdOpGY
— Mudassar Saeed (@mudsays) November 30, 2021
صدر عارف علوی کس حیثیت سے اپنے بیٹے اور ایک امریکی چین کے درمیان نجی معاہدے کی سہولت فراہم کر رہے ہیں؟ یہ سہولت پاکستان کے بیٹوں کے لیے نہیں صرف ان طاقتوروں کے بیٹوں کے لیے ہے جو اپنی طاقت کے بل بوتے پر اربوں کما رہے ہیں جبکہ پاکستانی قوم مہنگائی سے معذور ہے۔ https://t.co/iI7vV5PWeV
— Hamza Azhar Salam (@HamzaAzhrSalam) November 30, 2021
یہ اپنے کاروبار کو فروغ دینے ، مال بنانے حکومت میں آتے ہیں ، عمران خان https://t.co/SOFN0osA8S
— Nausheen Yusuf (@nausheenyusuf) November 30, 2021
Governor house should not have been used
President should have not joined
Smells of nepotism https://t.co/iLajfHsBrq
— Bilal I Gilani (@bilalgilani) November 30, 2021
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.
The President resigned from Alvi Dental when he became President
This venture is between me & my Pakistani US diaspora dentist-alumnus friend
President encourages all startups much smaller than ours & is on record to have hosted a startup in dentistry at Presidency last yr ..
— Awab Alvi (@DrAwab) November 30, 2021
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.”
.. The venue originally selected was Alvi Dental but to avoid inconvenience because of security to APS school right next to us, it was changed. In retrospect we could have avoided it But any catering that was done was paid by me personally
— Awab Alvi (@DrAwab) November 30, 2021
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