ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate for presidential elections Arif Alvi on Tuesday has pledged to resolve the issues constitutionally after winning the polls.
Talking to media on his arrival at National Assembly, Alvi expressed hope to clinch the victory with majority. He also announced to work jointly for the country.
I don’t want to become a silent president, he added.
On the other hand, voting for presidential election started at 10am at NA, Senate and all the provincial assemblies and will continue till 4pm.
Apart from PTI’s Alvi, the PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema (F) chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman are also in the race. The joint Opposition was to field a single candidate, however, no consensus had been reached on a joint Opposition nominee.
Pakistan’s President is elected indirectly through an electoral college, comprising the Senate, National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies – Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Every member of the National Assembly has one vote while the four provincial assemblies are assigned an equal weight with the smallest, the Balochistan Assembly, serving as the base.
The newly-elected president of Pakistan will take oath on September 9.