Polling is underway at the Parliament and four Provincial Assemblies to elect 13th President of Pakistan for next five years . Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Aitzaz Ahsan of Pakistan Peoples Party and PML (N) backed Maulana Fazlur Rehman are vying for the seat.
Polling will continue till four in the afternoon.
Briefing media men in Islamabad, Additional Director General Election Commission Nadeem Qasim said voting will be held through a secret ballot and Chief Election Commissioner will submit the results to federal government after the election.
He said according to the law, the federal government will announce the final results.
Qasim Nadeem said only state-run TV will be allowed to record the process and it will share the content with other media channels.
Radio Pakistan is broadcasting a marathon transmission covering Presidential election today.
Polling for the Presidential Election is also in progress in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Peshawar this morning.
A total of one hundred and twelve MPAs will cast their votes in the Presidential Election.
At the moment, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf has seventy-nine members in the assembly and twenty-seven of joint opposition, PPP five and PML(Q) one.
Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Mr. Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth is acting as Returning Officer in the election.