DHAKA: A judge in Pakistan has ordered the arrest of President Asif Ali Zardari’s preferred candidate for prime minister, just a day after he was nominated.
Makhdoom Shahabuddin’s arrest warrant is linked to imports of an illegal drug while he was health minister, reports BBC.
Parliament is due to vote on a new PM on Friday to replace Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The Supreme Court disqualified him because of a contempt conviction.
It is not clear if the warrant will derail Shahabuddin’s nomination.
BDST: 1452 HRS, JUN 21, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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