Musharraf Relinquishes Control of Army
ABC News is reporting that President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as commander of the Pakistani army Wednesday.
"After 46 years of being in uniform, today I say goodbye to the army," Musharraf told Pakistani officers. According to PBS, Musharraf was "holding back tears."
Musharraf will become a civilian president on Thursday. When Musharraf was elected for another term in October, the Supreme Court questioned his dual leadership role, and Musharraf promptly declared emergency rule and removed judges.
According to the LA Times, two senior Pakistani officials said that language related to lifting emergency rule were incorporated into Musharraf's speech, which is scheduled to be on Thursday.