ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Dr Arif Alvi has been elected as the thirteenth President of Pakistan according to unofficial results on Tuesday, AajNews reported.
Arif Alvi was contesting the presidential election against Pakistan People Party (PPP) candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the candidate of joint opposition JUI-F Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
Arif Alvi has recieved 78 electoral votes from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) assembly, while Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan recieved 26 and 5 electoral votes respectively from the KPK assembly.
Arif Alvi has recieved 45 electoral votes from Baluchistan, 56 from Sindh assembly and 78 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly.
In Punjab assembly 351 out of 354 votes were cast and eighteen votes were rejected. Arif Alvi recieved 186, Maulana Fazl-ur Rehman recieved 141 votes and Aitizaz Ahsan gained 6 votes.
A total of 424 out of 432 votes were cast in the parliament out of which 6 votes were rejected.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi recieved 212 votes, joint opposition candidate Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman recieved 131 and Pakistan People Party (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan recieved 81 electoral votes.
Talking to the media out side the Parliament House newly elected President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi has thanked all the coalition parties and independent members to vote for him as President.
He said as President of Pakistan, he will perform his duties according to the constitution of Pakistan.
He also thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for nominating him as candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for the slot of President of Pakistan.
He said justice should be in reach of every citizen of Pakistan and poor should be provided with best health and educational facilities.