Pakistani lawmakers elect new president

News Desk , Bol News

05:49:36, Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Counting was underway after the polling for the election of 13th president of Pakistan was concluded at all the legislatures at 04:00 pm. Because of the divide that the opposition parties and PPP have so far failed to bridge, Dr Arif Alvi will most likely be elected as the president.

The president is indirectly elected by lawmakers from the National Assembly, the Senate and four provincial assemblies.

Tuesday's election comes two weeks after Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan became prime minister following the July 25 national elections, which saw his Tehreek-e-Insaf party come into power.

Khan's candidate Arif Alvi faces little challenge from Aitzaz Ahsan from the opposition Pakistan People's Party and Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

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