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TA-ATTACKS: Pakistani Prime Minister Candidate Escapes Suicide Bombing

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posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 12:08 PM
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Shauket Aziz, who is currently an international banker, and is Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf's choice to be the next prime minister, escaped another attempt on his life. A suicide bomber killed 6 and injured 22 others in an attempt to assassinate Aziz. Aziz escaped the attempt unharmed.
 



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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Pervez Musharraf's hand-picked choice to become Pakistan's next prime minister, Shauket Aziz, has survived two blasts -- one a suicide bombing -- that killed six people and injured 22 others.

"Thank God the senior minister is safe. We are investigating the incident," Pakistan's Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said after Friday's attack.


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Shauket Aziz is a banker, and currently the finance minister, and was key in saving Pakistan's economy after 1988 sanctions were imposed for Pakistan's nuclear development program. Aziz only needs to win a parliament seat before he can take over as the new prime minister. The attack came as Aziz was leaving a campaign election meeting.

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[edit on 30-7-2004 by dbates]




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