Arif Alvi elected Pakistan’s 13th President

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan as the country’s electoral college  comprising of the Senate, national and provincial assemblies  cast their votes on Tuesday.

Out of a total 432 votes cast by members of the National assembly and Senate, Alvi secured 212 votes while opposition’s Maulana Fazlur Rehman raced second with 131 votes. Pakistan Peoples Party’s Aitzaz Ahsan only managed 81 votes. Eight votes were rejected.

Voting via a secret ballot commenced simultaneously in all assemblies and the Senate at 10am, and concluded around 4pm. Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth began counting the votes, each vote is being scrutinised to ensure has put marks on the vote.


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