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Musharraf plans to quit army for presidency

Musharraf plans to quit army for presidency
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First Published: Mon, Sep 17 2007. 12 29 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Sep 17 2007. 12 29 PM IST
Islamabad: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf plans to stand down from the powerful position of army chief after securing his re-election for a second term in October, a senior official of the ruling party said on 17 September.
”We expect that after his re-election process next month, God willing, General Musharraf would take his oath of office as a civilian president before Nov. 15,” Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Secretary-General of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML) said.
Musharraf’s current term as president expires on Nov. 15.
“Yes, I have no doubt that the President will keep his commitment and ... he is clear on this issue,” Sayed, who recently met Musharraf, told Reuters.
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First Published: Mon, Sep 17 2007. 12 29 PM IST