ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated Arif Alvi as the party’s candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Ahmed said.
Imran Khan, who is also the Chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), made the announcement on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. Pakistan will hold the presidential election on September 4 to have a successor to current President Mamnoon Hussain at the end of his five-year tenure.
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 a member of the National Assembly, is considered as a close confidant of Imran Khan. He is a founding member of PTI and was the Secretary-General of the party from 2006 till 2013. (IANS)