President elect Dr Arif Alvi makes an unprecedented announcement

President elect Dr Arif Alvi makes an unprecedented announcement
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*ISLAMABAD - President-elect Dr Arif Alvi has made an unprecedented announcement over legal cover available to the President of Pakistan.*

*Alvi has refused immunity in a criminal case available to the President of Pakistan.*

*He will not avail the legal immunity in a case registered against him in 2014.*

Reacting to a report published in an English daily on Twitter, Alvi said how can he seek immunity in a case in which Prime Minister Imran Khan, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and Finance Minister Asad Umar are also nominated.

The case against the PTI leaders was registered under Anti-Terrorism Act for inciting violence during the 2014 sit-in.

The Constitution of Pakistan provides immunity to President of the country under Article 248 which states “No criminal proceeding whatsoever shall be instituted or continued against the President or a Governor in any court during term of office.”

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