Today is the last day for filing of nomination papers by candidates for presidential election.
PPP’s Candidate Aitzaz Ahsan has submitted his nomination papers with the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court.
Pakistan Muslim League (N) and other opposition parties except PPP have nominated Maulana Fazlur Rehman as their candidate for the slot, and he will shortly submit his nomination papers before the presiding officer in Islamabad.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated Arif Alvi for the office of the president.
According to Election Commission of Pakistan, candidates can file their nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.
Chief Election Commissioner will conduct scrutiny of nomination papers in Islamabad on Wednesday at ten in the morning.
Polling for election to the President will be held on fourth of next month in which members of Senate, National Assembly and four provincial assemblies will cast their votes.
Arif Alvi has also submitted his nomination papers at Islamabad High Court.
His nomination papers are also being submitted at all the four provinces.
Talking to the media persons after submitting his nomination papers, Aitzaz Ahsan said his nomination for the slot is the party’s decision.
Aitzaz Ahsan said that he was not expecting the objections raised by PML (N) senior leader Pervez Rashid against him.
The PPP’s presidential nominee admitted that two presidential candidates from the ranks of the opposition will benefit the PTI.
He said he has been in politics since 1964 and during this period, he always stood up against the dictatorship.