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Musharraf's resignation accepted
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pervez Musharraf Monday evening formally sent his resignation as Pakistan's president to National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza and she has accepted it with immediate effect, officials said.

Monday, August 18, 2008 7:49:17 PM

Exit Musharraf, ignominious end for a vain dictator
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Monday finally bowed out of office to avoid impeachment, triggering celebrations in a country he ruled for almost nine long years before an avalanche of democracy brought his career to an ignominious end.

Monday, August 18, 2008 7:14:29 PM

In familiar reprise, Pakistanis celebrate as Musharraf quits
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) This is not for the first time that Pakistanis have celebrated a ruler's ouster by distributing sweets and congratulating each other - and even resorting to firing in the air in jubilation.

Monday, August 18, 2008 7:10:11 PM

Pakistan's next president to be from PPP: Party chairman
Islamabad, Aug 18 (Xinhua) The Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Monday said the next Pakistani President would be from the PPP.

Monday, August 18, 2008 6:59:32 PM

Musharraf's statutory amendments to be removed: Minister
Islamabad, Aug 18 (Xinhua) All controversial amendments made to the constitution by former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf would be scrapped, Education Minister Ahsan Iqbal said here Monday.

Monday, August 18, 2008 6:24:05 PM

Pakistani dictators Zia and Musharraf had much in common
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's two former military dictators - Gen. Ziaul Haq and Gen. Pervez Musharraf - had much in common, besides the fact that both were born in India and moved to Pakistan after the subcontinent was partitioned in 1947. Zia died 20 years and a day before Musharraf's rule ended.

Monday, August 18, 2008 6:14:04 PM

Many in Pakistan opposed to safe passage for Musharraf
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) A large number of politicians, lawyers and civil rights leaders are opposed to the idea of Pervez Musharraf being given safe passage out of the country after his resignation as president, though there are reports his bete noire Nawaz Sharif has agreed to it after a meeting with an envoy from Saudi Arabia.

Monday, August 18, 2008 5:36:14 PM

Pakistan stocks, rupee recover as Musharraf resigns
Karachi, Aug 18 (DPA) Pakistan's stock market and rupee made an immediate recovery Monday after President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation in a televised address.

Monday, August 18, 2008 5:07:12 PM

PCB chief Nasim Ashraf resigns
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Just hours after Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf also decided to quit Monday.

Monday, August 18, 2008 4:08:02 PM

1998-2008: Ten years in the life of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) From Oct 7, 1998 when he became chief of army staff to Oct 12, 1999 when he ousted the Nawaz Sharif government and now, almost nine years later, when he quit Monday as Pakistan's 12th president, Pervez Musharraf has played a key role in the country's development.

Monday, August 18, 2008 3:53:33 PM

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