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Pak yet to decide how to oppose Shashi Tharoor

Source: PTI
September 20, 2006 03:27 IST
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Pakistan on Tuesday said it had still not decided whether to field a candidate of its own or support any other candidate to oppose India's Shashi Tharoor for the post of United Nations Secretary General.

"We don't have a decision at the moment whether we are going to field a candidate or not," Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told reporters in Islamabad.

She said there was no deadline to field a candidate and few more candidates have emerged during the past few weeks and the second straw poll was scheduled to be held on September 20. Tharoor came second in the first straw poll held in August among the Security Council member countries.

"The field is still wide open. There are new candidates and we have enough time to take decision," she said.

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