Legislation has been enacted in Pakistan allowing President Pervez Musharraf to continue in his role as the country's army chief.
The chairman of the Senate, Mohammed Mian Soomro, signed a parliament-approved bill into law today (Tuesday) in the absence of General Musharraf, who is visiting Latin America.
Under Pakistan's constitution, a bill must be signed into law within 30 days of its parliamentary passage.
General Musharraf has yet to announce if he will keep both positions.
Last year, he pledged to give up his military post by the end of 2004 in return for an Islamic alliance's support for his government. But recently he said leaving the army post would undermine his ability to press ahead with the war against terror and a peace process with India.