Election: Filing of nomination papers for presidental election completed

Islamabad: Filing of nomination papers for the presidential election has been completed and candidates of three major parties and independents have submitted their papers.

PML (N) has nominated Mamnoon Hussain as its candidate for the presidency while Pakistan Peoples Party has nominated Mian Raza Rabbani and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has fielded Wajhiuddin Ahmad as its candidate.

Mamnoon Hussain and Mian Raza Rabbani submitted their nomination papers in person in Islamabad High Court while Arif Alvi filed nomination papers of Wajhiuddin Ahmad in Sindh High Court. Senior leaders of the political parties accompanied the candidates while filing their nomination papers.

A number of independent candidates have also submitted nomination papers for the top office in Islamabad and other places.

Three candidates filed their nomination papers for the Presidential elections in the office of the Chief Justice Lahore High Court‚ Mr. Justice Omar Atta Bindiyal.

These include advocate Imran Ahmad‚ Muhammad Shahbaz and Muhammad Hanif. Later talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Wedenasday after filing nomination papers for the presidential election‚ PML (N) candidate Mamnoon Hussain said if elected to the office‚ he will work impartially. He said the president is the symbol of the federation and he will resign from the party office after election.

Talking to the media persons after filing nomination papers for presidential election‚ PPP candidate Mian Raza Rabbani said it will be historic election and further strengthen democracy in the country. He said we have to strengthen the democratic institutions and rule of law and end corruption and nepotism.