New president in Pakistan sworn in

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto has taken office as the country's new president this morning. He faces immediate pressure to crack down on Islamic militants and address daunting economic problems. Pakistan's top judge swore in Asif Ali Zardari at a brief ceremony in the presidential palace recently vacated by Pervez Musharraf, who resigned under pressure last month.
Nazes Afroz, South Asia editor for the BBC World

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