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Musharraf Steps Down from Post of Army Chief
Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf (C) reviews the guard of honor at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi Nov. 27, 2007.

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf stepped down from his post of army chief on Nov. 28, 2007 and handed over the command to the deputy army chief.

Musharraf, clad in ceremonial uniform, told of his passion for the army in a speech at a ceremony at the army general headquarters in Rawalpindi, a garrison city 30 km south of the capital Islamabad.

"Leaving the army is like leaving family for me," he said.

Musharraf, 64, joined the Pakistan Military Academy in 1961 and was commissioned in 1965. He became the chief of army staff in 1998.

"I love this army and I thank this army for everything that the army has given me," the veteran general said after inspecting a guard of honor.

Musharraf was re-elected in the Oct. 6 presidential poll with a majority and was due to be sworn in for a five-year term on Nov. 29. He had pledged to shed military uniform and take office as a civilian president.

In line with military tradition, Musharraf on Tuesday started farewell visits to the joint chiefs headquarters and the naval, air headquarters.

Vice Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani will takeover as the new army chief after Musharraf relinquishes the charge.






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