Twitter comments on presidential candidates

Voting is underway and everyone has an opinion

News Desk September 04, 2018
Speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser casts his vote in the presidential election. PHOTO:APP

The electoral college of Pakistan – comprising the Senate and the recently elected national and provincial legislatures –  will elect the country’s 13th president on Tuesday.

Voting via a secret ballot commenced simultaneously in all assemblies and the Senate at 10am with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Arif Alvi, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) Maulana Fazlur Rehman in the running for the coveted position. The Express Tribune shares Twitter comments and reactions as voting is underway.

The cleric, the lawyer and the partyman

Marvi Memon, former federal minister and chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), remarks that presidential responsibilities include patron in chief of BISP - a position that can help many lives.

Politician Ali Raza Abidi thinks the presidential election will make clear whether PTI's votes can be bought.

Akhtar Mengal retweets a post confirming the Balochistan National Party (BNP) will support Arif Alvi.

Polling continues to elect 13th president of Pakistan

Hasil Bizenjo, President of the National Party, confirms his party will be voting for the opposition candidate in a retweet

Awami National Party's Bushra Gohar points out the misogyny that would enter office alongside Fazlur Rehman.

Abid Sher Ali, a Pakistan Muslim League-Noon (PML-N) politician who was a member of the National Assembly, uses the election to bemoan Nawaz Sharif's fate. "The Presidential elections are beginning to bear fruits. Law and punishment is only applicable to Nawaz Sharif."

Awab Alvi shares a picture of his father Arif Alvi heading to cast his ballot for president.



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