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Pakistan To Elect New President Today

Islamabad (September 04, 2018): The presidential election will be held today to elect the 13th president of Pakistan, for next five years.

Polling will begin at 10 am and will continue till 4 pm, for which the election commission has set up polling stations at Parliament House and four provincial assemblies.

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The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is confident that its candidate Dr Arif Alvi will win the presidential election comfortably.However, all opposition parties, excluding the Pakistan Peoples Party, have nominated Maulana Fazl as their consensus candidate for the election of president. The PPP has fielded Senator Aitzaz Ahsan as its candidate.

Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Monday, Additional Director General ECP Nadeem Qasim said Chief Election Commissioner will submit the results to the federal government on Wednesday.He said that according to the law, the federal government will announce the final results.

A joint session of the parliament will be held in which members of National Assembly and Senate will exercise their right to vote. Voting will be held through a secret ballot. Similarly, provincial assemblies will hold separate sessions for the election.The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has already dispatched ballot papers and other related equipment to the polling stations.

Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza is the returning officer for the presidential election, whereas chief justices of respective high courts will serve as presiding officers during the polls at National and provincial assemblies.

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