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Imran Khan's party nominates Dr Arif Alvi for Pak president's post

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said it has nominated party's veteran lawmaker Dr as its candidate for the of

The had announced on Thursday that the will be held on September 4 - five days before the expiry of the five-year term of

Tehreek-e-Insaf has "nominated Dr as its candidate for of Islamic Republic of Pakistan," tweeted today.

The announcement came hours after was sworn in as the 22nd of the country.

A by profession, 69-year-old Alvi is of He served as the party's from 2006 to 2013.

He won the elections from NA-247 (Karachi) during the July 25 polls. He was also elected member of the in the 2013

Pakistan's president is elected indirectly by the members of Parliament and the four provincial assemblies.

The candidates can file nominations by August 27 and the final list of contesting candidates will be issued on August 30.

The polling will be held in the buildings of the and provincial assemblies.

In Pakistan, the President is considered as a symbol of the federation and of the state and exercises all powers on the recommendations of the

Hussain, elected in September 2013, was a nominee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led by jailed former

His parents migrated from and settled in after partition.

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First Published: Sat, August 18 2018. 16:10 IST