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.