Musharraf Promises End to State of Emergency

Pakistans' president is promising to lift his nation's state of emergency by mid-December and restore the constitution before January elections.

The pledge from Pervez Musharraf came shortly after he was sworn in for a new five-year term as a civilian president.

He also urged Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, which are his two rivals for power, not to boycott the parliamentary elections.

He says the elections will be held free and transparent under the constitution.