ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Sardar Muhammad Raza on Wednesday officially declared Dr Arif Alvi as the new president of Pakistan.
According to the official results, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan with 352 votes.
Joint opposition candidate Maulana Fazlur Rehman bagged 184 votes and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Aitzaz Ahsan received 124 votes.
In all, 1,110 members of the National and provincial assemblies and the Senate exercised their right to vote.
During the tabulation process carried out by CEC in Islamabad, 1,082 votes were declared valid and 28 votes invalid.
Dr Arif Alvi: 212 votes (NA and Senate) 45 (Balochistan Assembly), 41 (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly), 33 (Punjab Assembly), 22 (Sindh Assembly).
Aitzaz Ahsan: 81 votes (NA and Senate) 39 (Sindh Assembly), 2 (KP Assembly),1 (Punjab Assembly)
Fazlur Rehman: 131 (NA and Senate), 25 (Punjab Assembly) 15 (Balochistan Assembly), 13 (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly).
It was reported that after the announcement of the official result, the federal government would notify the name of the successful candidate for the slot of President of Pakistan.
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan, according to provisional results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The candidates competing for the key post included Dr Alvi, Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who was named as the joint candidate of opposition parties— including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and National Party.
The ECP had summoned the trio or their agents to the ECP Secretariat on Wednesday to witness the tabulation process, after which the official result will be announced and the winner notified.