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Poll on Jan 8, Pervez reassures Pakistan

After taking oath for a second 5-yr term, the Pak president vows that general elections will be held on January 8.

world Updated: Nov 29, 2007 15:54 IST

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf vowed on Thursday that general elections on January 8 will take place "come hell or high water," after swearing an oath for a second five-year term.

Musharraf was sworn in as a civilian leader a day after quitting as army chief and fulfilling a promise many Pakistanis doubted he would keep.

Abdul Hameed Dogar, the chief justice Musharraf hand-picked after purging the Supreme Court when he imposed emergency rule on November 3, administered the oath to Musharraf, who was wearing a traditional sherwani tunic.