Musharraf set for civilian rule Thursday: official
Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to take a new oath as a civilian president on Thursday.
Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to take a new oath as a civilian president on Thursday, officials said, which would end eight years as a leader in uniform.
"My information is that he will take the oath as a civilian president on Thursday," Attorney General Malik Muhammad Qayyum told AFP.
He said Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless 1999 coup, would first resign as army chief before swearing himself in.
Last week the purged Supreme Court rubber-stamped Musharraf's victory in an October 6 presidential election, clearing the way for him to serve a further five years in office.