Arrest ordered of man tipped as new Pakistan PM
21 June 2012 Last updated at 18:02 BST
A judge in Pakistan has ordered the arrest of President Asif Ali Zardari's preferred candidate for prime minister, just a day after he was nominated.
Makhdoom Shahabuddin's arrest warrant is linked to imports of an illegal drug while he was health minister.
Parliament is due to vote on a new PM on Friday to replace Yousuf Raza Gilani. The Supreme Court disqualified him because of a contempt conviction.
It is not clear if the warrant will derail Mr Shahabuddin's nomination.
Aleem Maqbool reports.