Pakistan

    President Pervez Musharraf has handed over the command of the military in a ceremony in Rawalpindi. Gen Musharraf passed a ceremonial baton to Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani at the army’s headquarters. He had been under huge pressure to quit as army chief and is due to be sworn in as civilian president on Nov. 29. Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto welcomed President Musharraf quitting his army post but said her party was in no hurry to accept him as a civilian leader. (BBC)

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