Arif Alvi is PTI’s presidential candidate

Aug 19, 2018

Islamabad:Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also chairman

of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI), has on Saturday announced to nominate

Arif Alvi as the party’s candidate for the office of the President of the country,

Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon

Hussain’s successor at the end of his five-year-tenure. Hussain was the nominee of

former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan’s President is elected by the members of the National Assembly or the lower

house of Pakistan’s parliament, senate and the four provincial assemblies.

Arif Alvi, a senior politician and currently the member of the National Assembly or

lower house of the parliament, is considered as the close confidant of Imran Khan.

He is a founding member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and was the Secretary-General of the

party from 2006 till 2013.
(IANS)

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