Musharraf to quit army for presidency

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf plans to quit as army chief to become a civilian leader, removing a key objection to his proposed re-election in October, a senior ruling party official said on Monday.

Musharraf to quit army for presidency
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf plans to quit as army chief to become a civilian leader, removing a key objection to his proposed re-election in October, a senior ruling party official said on Monday.

"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," Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, secretary-general of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, told Reuters.

General Musharraf has been holding the post of army chief since he seized power in a military coup in 1999 despite calls from the opposition to quit the dual office.

Reuters
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