Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza has accepted nomination papers of all the three candidates vying for presidential election.

Later, talking to media, PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi expressed the confidence that he would be elected with a thumping majority.

To a query, he said people have given a clear mandate to PTI and Imran Khan in the general election and we will try our level best to fulfil the expectations of the masses.

PPP nominee Aitzaz Ahsan said so far there was no consensus among opposition parties on fielding a joint candidate.

PML (N) leader Ahsan Iqbal said his party nominated Maulana Fazlur Rehman as presidential candidate as he might be acceptable to PPP as well. He said if there was no unity among opposition then PTI candidate would get a walk-over in the election.