The 'opposition alliance' except Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have nominated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for the post of the country's president. 

According to the sources, Maulana Fazl will shortly submit his nomination papers in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party's presidential candidate Aitzaz Ahsan submitted nomination papers at the IHC.

Earlier, the grand alliance of opposition parties met in Murree on Saturday to reach a consensus on a joint candidate for president. However, PPP rejected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s objections over Ahsan and decided to stick to its choice of candidate for the post.

While speaking to the media persons after submitting his nomination papers in the IHC, Aitzaz Ahsan said that if the opposition remained divided and fielded two candidates for the post of the country’s president then the ruling PTI would benefit.

He said, "PPP consulted other opposition parties before fielding my name for the post." 

He added, "I was not present for the party meeting in which it was decided to field my name for presidential candidate."

While commenting on Pervaiz Rasheed's comment, Ahsan said, "PML-N leaders clarified that this is Rashid’s personal opinion and not party policy," adding, "I respect Rashid but felt his demand was unnecessary."

Earlier on Friday, the PML-N leader had said the party would only consider supporting Ahsan in the presidential election if he visited Adiala jail and apologized to imprisoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.  

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate Dr Arif Alvi also submitted nomination papers for the presidential election today in Sindh High Court (SHC).

Scrutiny of Alvi's nomination papers has been completed and the presiding officer has forwarded them to Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court.