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Arrest warrant for Pakistan PM candidate

06-21-2012 22:59 BJT

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An anti-narcotics judge in Pakistan has issued a warrant for the arrest of Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the majority party’s candidate for prime minister. The judge alleged Shahabuddin was involved in approving banned chemicals that led to an ephedrine scandal.

The Anti-Narcotics Force Magistrate said he issued the non-bailable warrant for Makhdoom Shahabuddin because of his alleged involvement in granting an illegal quota of ephedrine when he was Health Minister.

The warrant was issued minutes after he filed nomination papers to take part in prime ministerial elections, slated for Friday. Shahabuddin has denied any involvement in the scandal.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CNTV.CN

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