Arif Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Arif Alvi the candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been elected as the 13th President of Pakistan.

Arif Alvi was contesting against joint opposition candidate JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PPP candidate Aitzaz Ahsan.

Arif Alvi has received 353 electoral votes, Fazlur Rehman 185 and Aitzaz Ahsan 124 votes.

A total of 424 votes were cast in the National Assembly and Senate. Arif Alvi received 212 votes, Maulana Fazlur Rehman 131 votes and 81 votes for Aitzaz Ahsan.

Six votes polled in Parliament were rejected.

In Punjab 351 out of 354 parliamentarians cast their vote. PTI’s Abdul Aleem Khan was the first to cast his vote in the Punjab Assembly.

158 members of the Sindh Assembly cast their vote in the presidential election with five lawmakers abstaining. According to reports Aitzaz Ahsan received 100 votes and Arif Alvi 56 votes. Two votes were dismissed in the election.

According to the electoral system, Aitzaz received 39 votes and Alvi 22 votes.

Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh performed the duty of presiding officer.

In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, 111 out of 112 lawmakers cast their vote in the election.

Arif Alvi received 78 votes, Fazlur Rehman 26 votes and Aitzaz Ahsan received 2 votes. Two votes of lawmakers were dismissed.

According to the electoral formula, Arif Alvi votes tally to 41 votes and 13 votes for Fazlur Rehman

Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth supervised the polling process in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

Arif Alvi received 45 votes and Fazlur Rehman received 15 votes in the provincial assembly. One lawmaker did not cast his vote in the election.

Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar acted as presiding officer.

Polling for the presidential election commenced at 10am and concluded at 4pm.

Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court presided over the election in the Parliament.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also cast his vote through secret ballot for the presidential election at 3:15pm.

PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif and PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were among lawmakers who cast their votes.

Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza is the returning officer for the presidential election.

Following the completion of the polling process, presiding officers will announce details of total votes polled, while a final result of the election will be announced by the returning officer.