Polling Underway For Presidential Election


Polling underway for presidential election

The successful candidate would take oath as the 13th President for the next five years.

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 4th September, 2018) Polling for presidential election 2018 began at 10am today and is underway.

The successful candidate would take oath as the 13th President for the next five years.

Presiding Officer for Presidential Election Chief JusticePHC, Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth on Monday visited the assembly's building and reviewed arrangement for the Presidential Election polling. He expressed satisfaction over the arrangements for the election. In all, 112 out of 124 MPAs of the KP assembly which are part of the Electoral College for the Presidential Election would poll their votes.

The PTI with 79 legislators on their benches emerged the single largest party with two-third majority whereas the combined Opposition comprising ANP, MMA, PPP and PMLN have a total tally of 33.

The PTI had fielded its senior leader, Arif Alvi, MMA has put Maulana Falzur Rehman and PPP's Aitzaz Ahsan are in the race for the election for the office of President. The election would be held through secret balloting procedure.

It merits to mention here that 12 seats of the provincial legislature are vacant where by-election are due on September 10 (PK 23) and October 14. The PTI has vacated seven seats whereas one seat was vacated by ANP.

The elections on two Constituencies were postponed due to death of candidates in the suicide blasts at Peshawar and DI Khan.

According to party position, PTI is in comfortable position to win the presidential election fromKP electoral body.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses