Islamabad: Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday completed preparations for the election.
Polling stations have been set up in all four provincial assemblies in addition to the National Assembly.
Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan will serve as the Returning Officer.
Outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain’s tenure ends on September 8. He had declined for re-election to a second 5-year term.
Three candidates ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Alvi, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman are in the race. (PTI)