Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf plans to stand down as army chief by 15 November, an official from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML) says.
Gen Musharraf will resign from the powerful post after the presidential elections, said Mushahid Hussain Sayed, the PML's secretary general.
He is seeking re-election by parliament before its term expires in mid-October.
Pakistan's Supreme Court meanwhile is debating his right to remain army chief if he stands for president again.
There has been no confirmation from Gen Musharraf himself about his intentions.
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