Pakistan ruling party appoints Arif Alvi as presidential candidate


ISLAMABAD, Aug 19, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – 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 Ahmed who is also known as Fawad Chaudhry said.

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on Sept. 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

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.