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Pakistan coalition partners thrash out PM choice

February 22, 2008
by Danny Kemp

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan‘s two biggest opposition parties sought to thrash out their choice for premier Friday after agreeing to form a coalition government that could drive President Pervez Musharraf from power.
An anti-Musharraf lawyer throws a teargas shell towards police ... 
An  anti-Musharraf lawyer throws a teargas shell towards police during a protest rally in Karachi on February 21. Pakistan’s two biggest opposition parties sought to thrash out their choice for premier after agreeing to form a coalition government that could drive President Pervez Musharraf from power.
(AFP/Rizwan Tabassum) 

Ex-premier Nawaz Sharif and the widowed husband of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said their parties, once bitter rivals, would join forces after trouncing Musharraf’s allies in elections earlier in the week.

Officials from both parties said the frontrunner to be prime minister was Makhdoom Amin Fahim, the widely respected vice president of Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

After Friday's prayers, Pakistani Muslims shout slogans as they ...