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Presidential Elections: Opposition except PPP nominates Fazlur Rehman for president slot

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties except Pakistan Peoples Party (PP) have nominated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman for the slot of president.

 

The deadlock in opposition has continued to persist over the name of Aitzaz Ahsan provided by PPP as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) expressed reservation on his nomination, saying the veteran PPP leader had a strong stance against the party.

 

PTI names Arif Alvi

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has already given the name of Arif Alvi for the slot of president.

 

Born in 1949 and dentist by profession, Arif Alvi is among the founding members of the PTI.

 

Constituency NA-250. Alvi was the only PTI member to win a National Assembly seat from Sindh in 2013 elections. In 2016, he was made president of PTI Sindh chapter.

 

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-247 (Karachi South-II) in the recently held general election.

 

Presidential election schedule

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced to hold presidential elections on September 4.

 

According to a schedule issued by the ECP, nomination papers can be filed with the presiding officers in Islamabad and at the commission’s provincial offices on August 27.

 

Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted on August 29, while candidature can be withdrawn by 1200 hours on August 30. The list of validated candidates will be published the same day at 1:00 pm.

 

Voting for the election will be held in the National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies from 10:00am to 4:00pm on September 4.

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