ISLAMABAD (AFP) –
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.
Ex-premierand the widowed husband of slain 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(PPP).