Pakistan Ruling Party Nominates Shahabuddin as Premier Candidate

Pakistan’s ruling party nominated Makhdoom Shahabuddin, former textile minister, as its prime ministerial candidate for tomorrow’s vote in parliament, Farhatullah Babar, presidential spokesman, said by phone from Islamabad.

Raja Parvez Ashraf, a former minister, has been selected as the covering candidate, Babar said.

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