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Pakistan Ruling Party Nominates Shahabuddin as Premier Candidate

June 21 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Haris Anwar in Islamabad at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Naween Mangi at

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