Who is Arif Alvi?
A dentist by profession, Dr Alvi is among the founding members of the PTI. He had contested for Sindh Assembly seats in the general elections of 1997 and 2002, but remained unsuccessful.
He was appointed the secretary general of PTI in 2006, a position he served until 2013.
He won from NA-250 constituency of Karachi in the 2013 elections and was appointed the president of PTI’s Sindh chapter in 2016.
In the July 25, 2018 general elections, he was elected to the National Assembly from Karachi’s NA-247 after bagging 91,020 votes. In comparison, his rival, Syed Zaman Ali Jaffrey of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan, managed only 24,680 votes.
Schedule for presidential election
Aug 27, upto 12pm: Filing of nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, and with each PO in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta
Aug 29, at 10am: Scrutiny of nomination papers by Returning Officer in Islamabad
Aug 30, up to 12pm: Withdrawal of candidature before RO in Islamabad
Sept 4, 10am-4pm: Polling day. Elections will take place at Parliament House, Islamabad; Provincial Assembly Building; Lahore, Provincial Assembly Building, Karachi; Provincial Assembly Building, Peshawar; and the Provincial Assembly Building, Quetta.