ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday scrutinized and accepted nomination papers of three presidential candidates PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi, JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman and PPPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan.
Alvi, Rahman and Ahsan along with their proposers and seconders appeared before the Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan
Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers till August 30, after which the final list will be made public.
The list of validated candidates will be published on the same day and the election will be held on September 4.
So far, the opposition is divided over fielding a joint candidate as PPP has decided that it would not withdraw its presidential candidate Aitzaz Ahsan.
The PML-N and the other opposition parties have fielded the JUI-F chief as their presidential candidate while nomination papers of Ameer Muqam were also accepted who submitted his papers as a covering candidate from the opposition parties.—APP