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Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz to seek PML backing for presidency


The prime minister's advisor for foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz confirmed Wednesday he will try to win the Pakistan Muslim League's backing to run for president in the election set for Aug. 6.

"There are four, five candidates" for the party nomination. "No decision has been taken," he said.

Aziz was asked at a press conference with British Foreign Secretary William Hague if the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) would field him in the presidential election.

Nomination papers for the candidates must be filed by July 24 at the latest in the federal capital and four provincial capitals.