Musharraf set for civilian rule Thursday: official

Updated on Nov 26, 2007 01:08 PM IST

Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to take a new oath as a civilian president on Thursday.

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AFP | By, Islamabad

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.

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