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Shaukat Aziz for premiership

27 July, 2004

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Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz filed his nomination papers in Tharparkur and Attock to contest National Assembly by-polls from NA-229 and NA-59, to be held on August 18.The Election Commission allotted the symbol of bicycle to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League.

MMA has withdrawn its candidates in favour of ARD candidates for the by polls in both the constituencies. As many as 15 candidates had filed their nomination papers against Shaukat Aziz and 8 candidates have withdrawn their papers.

Shaukat Aziz has said that he will only rest after making Pakistan Asian Tiger and equated strengthening of Muslim world with a strong Pakistan.

The domestic and foreign assets of Prime Minister-in-waiting Shaukat Aziz amount to Rs. 3.7 billion, the figure almost 40 times to the assets owned by Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

Prime Mnister Shujaat Hussein said that President Gen Musharraf recommended the name of Shaukat Aziz for premiership. He being part of the parliament can do so and the objection whatsoever in this regard is absolutely uncalled for".

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