KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi cast his vote on Thursday and urged the citizens to exercise their right to vote, saying that the country needs their opinion like never before.
The President, who went to the polling station with his family members, waited for his turn in the queue and cast his vote.
Later, he wrote on his X timeline, “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan seeks your advice through your vote to elect representatives to the National and Provincial Assemblies.”
He said that voting is everyone’s Islamic, constitutional and civil responsibility.
“We reached our polling station as a family, stood in line and voted and asked all of you to come out and exercise your right. Pakistan needs your opinion like never before.
First lady Begum Samina Alvi also cast her vote in her respective polling station.
Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif cast his vote in Lahore’s Model Town during the 2024 general election.
After voting, Muslim League leader Nawaz Sharif called on the people to vote against the bad and intolerant politics.
Former President and co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, who is participating in the elections from NA-207, cast his vote in Nawabshah.
Voting began at 8:00 am today and will continue uninterrupted until 5:00 pm as more than 128 million voters elect their representatives to the National and Provincial Assemblies for the next five years in what looks set to be Pakistan’s first-ever election. All are unexpected general elections. Political history