CAIRO: The fate of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak will be decided in a matter of hours and “most probably” he will step down, an Egyptian official told Reuters on Thursday.
The NBC network said the president would step down on Thursday night.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq earlier told Britain’s BBC that Mubarak may step down and the situation in the country will be clarified soon, the British broadcaster said.
Egypt’s military announced it was taking measures to preserve the nation and aspirations of the people after a meeting of the Higher Army Council.
The statement, from an army spokesman on state television came as pressure mounted on Mubarak, 82, to end his 30-year rule. — Reuters