Wednesday, November 28, 2007

General Kayani takes Pak Army command

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 12:04:17
Gen. Kayani replaces Musharraf

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has handed over the military command to General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the city of Rawalpindi.

In his farewell address, President Musharraf said the army was his life and he was proud to have been the commander of this 'great force'.

General Musharraf stepped down as head of the army after coming under intense international and domestic pressures. He is due to be sworn in as a civilian president on Thursday.

He termed General Kayani as an excellent soldier, adding that he could say 'with full confidence that under his command, the armed forces will achieve great heights'.

Musharraf said Pakistan could not survive without the military.

He said that the army is fighting against terrorists in North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan and the situation now improving in these areas.


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