Musharraf plans to quit army for presidency

Musharraf plans to quit army for presidency

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.