Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif Alvi on Monday have submitted their nomination papers for presidential election.
While talking to media after filing the papers, Aitzaz Ahsan termed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Pervez Rasheed’s suggestion as feudal and said that PTI will get benefit if opposition places two candidates for the post.
My name was announced with the consent of all the opposition parties, he added.
On the other hand, Alvi claimed to have favor of maximum members in the House and also said that it will be good, if PPP also supports PTI in the polls.
Meanwhile, opposition parties except PPP 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.
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Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted on August 29, while candidature can be withdrawn by 1200 hours on August 30.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.