ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated one of its lawmakers, Dr Arif Alvi as its candidate for the presidential elections.
PTI’s spokesperson, Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter on Saturday and announced that Alvi will be contending for the post, for which the elections would be held on September 4.
PTI has nominated Dr Arif Alvi as its candidate for President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan #PTI
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 18, 2018
Dr Arif Aliv has bagged victory in recently held general elections from NA-247 constituency, Karachi, by securing 90,907 votes. He also took oath as the lawmaker for the National Assembly during the inaugural session held on Aug 13.
If the PTI elects Alvi as successor to President Mamnoon Hussain, he will have to resign from the Lower House of the Parliament.
The incumbent Mamnoon Hussain will relinquish his post on September 9th. He was appointed as the state-head five years back by then ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.
Felicitations Pour In
After being nominated as the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Arif Alvi received scores of congratulatory messages from his fellows and political commentators.
Congrats Doc @ArifAlvi on the nominations as President of Pakistan 🇵🇰.
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) August 18, 2018
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) August 18, 2018
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) August 18, 2018
Arif alvi is nominated as a Canidate of president of Pakistan
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) August 18, 2018
پاکستان کے نئے صدر مملکت ان شا اللہ ڈاکٹر رحمان عارف علوی ہوں گے ، کوشش ہے ہمارے ڈاکٹر صاحب بلامقابلہ صدرمنتخب ہوجائیں
— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) August 18, 2018