Lawmakers elected PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi as the 13th President of Pakistan. Alvi received 353 electoral votes and become President of Pakistan. PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan got 124 and MMA’s Fazlur Rehmana 185 electoral votes. consequently, Alvi got 212 votes in parliament, 186 Punjab Assembly, 56 Sindh, 78 KP and 45 in Balochistan Assembly.
Moreover, 351 members exercised their right to vote among 354 members,In Punjab Assembly. Thus, Alvi received the highest number of votes at 186 as 33 electoral votes. Fazlur Rehman came in second with 141 as 25 electoral votes. PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan got six votes and 18 votes declared cancelled.
furthermore, as many as 158 members of the Sindh Assembly cast their vote in the presidential election. Aitzaz Ahsan received 100 votes, Arif Alvi 56 and Fazl got one vote, one vote also dismissed.
In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, 111 out of 112 lawmakers cast their vote. Arif Alvi received 78, Fazlur Rehman 26, Aitzaz Ahsan received five votes and Two votes dismissed.
Alvi bagged 45 votes in the Baluchistan assembly where 60 out of 61 members cast their vites. Fazlur Rehman received 15 votes while Aitzaz received none.
President of Pakistan Election: Electoral College
Accordingly, President of Pakistan elects indirectly through an electoral college. Electoral college is comprising the Senate, National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies. Every member of the National Assembly and Senate has one vote. The four provincial assemblies are assigned an equal weight with the smallest, the Balochistan Assembly, serving as the base.
The Balochistan Assembly has 65 members, while the strength of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly is 124. Thus, vote of member of KP assembly has half value of the vote of a member of the Balochistan Assembly. In other words, each provincial assembly has a maximum of 65 votes in the Electoral College. In addition, the National Assembly (342) and Senate (104) members, the total size of the electoral college comes out to 706.
The tenure of outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain will end on September 8. Newly elected Dr Arif Alvi will take the oath on September 9 as President of Pakistan.