Islamabad, Sep 4: Arif Alvi was chosen as the 13th President of Pakistan, as the neighbouring nation's Electoral College, comprising the Senate, national and provincial Assemblies, cast their votes on Tuesday.
Dr Alvi, the official candidate of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf Party, was in the fray, along with Jamiat Ulema-e Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan People Party (PPP)'s Aitzaz Ahsan. Out of 432 votes cast by the members of the National Assembly and Senate, Dr. Alvi garnered 320 votes, while Rehman secured 159 votes.
Ahsan managed 120 votes, while eight votes were rejected, media reports said here. Speaking to reporters, the newly-elected president said he was thankful to Almighty Allah that the PTI nominee was elected as the President.