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Opposition parties reject civilian President Musharraf
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Leading political parties in Pakistan, including those of former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, have rejected Pervez Musharraf's swearing in as civilian president saying his future would be determined by the new parliament after the Jan 8 polls.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 7:30:33 PM

Musharraf sworn in as Pakistan's civilian president (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 29 (DPA) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was sworn in Thursday for five more years in office, a day after he quit as the army chief, and he vowed to hold elections in January 'come hell or high water'.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:30:12 PM

Civilian Musharraf takes oath for second term as president (Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Attired in a black sherwani, President Pervez Musharraf Thursday took oath for his second term but as a civilian head of state after having ruled the country in military uniform for eight years.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:08:19 PM

Musharraf takes oath as president
Islamabad, Nov 29 (Xinhua) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who shed his military uniform Wednesday, took oath Thursday as civilian president for a five-year term, state-run PTV reported.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:40:55 PM

Five Pakistani soldiers killed in ambush
Islamabad, Nov 29 (Xinhua) At least five Pakistani soldiers were killed in a bomb attack on a convoy of security forces in the North Waziristan tribal region Thursday, local TV channels reported.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:15:42 PM

Bush reiterates faith in Musharraf
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) US President George W. Bush has praised Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for taking off his uniform as promised and reiterated his faith in him as an 'absolute reliable partner' in the fight against terror.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:19:02 AM

Bidding the army adieu, Musharraf steps into civilian life (Intro Roundup)
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Bowing to intense international and domestic pressure, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf finally stepped down as the army chief Wednesday amid speculation that he would lift the emergency after beginning a second term - in civvies - Thursday.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:49:20 PM

Pakistan Army claims control of Swat Valley, 220 militants killed
Islamabad, Nov 28 (DPA) Pakistan's military claimed Wednesday that it had regained control over the restive Swat Valley in the northwest, and said up to 220 pro-Taliban militants had been killed since late October.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:17:38 PM

Political parties welcome Musharraf's shedding uniform
Islamabad, Nov 28 (Xinhua) Some political parties in Pakistan Wednesday said they welcomed President General Pervez Musharraf's resignation as army chief.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 6:39:39 PM

British envoy meets Sharif
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) British High Commissioner to Pakistan Robert Brinkley Wednesday met former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at his residence in Lahore and told him that Britain had long been calling for a level-playing field for the January elections.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 6:12:55 PM

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