Musharraf’s resignation accepted

August 18th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pervez Musharraf Monday evening formally sent his resignation as Pakistan’s president to National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza and she has accepted it with immediate effect, officials said.”The resignation has been received by the speaker and she has accepted it,” an aide in Mirza’s office told IANS. Under the rules, the president has to send his resignation to the speaker.

Meanwhile, Senate Chairman Muhammadmian Soomro has taken charge as acting president and will continue in the office until a new president is elected within one month.

The constitution says that the new president has to be elected within one month of the previous president’s leaving office.

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