Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf for murder of Baloch nationalist

Photo of former Pakistan President and Military General Prevez Musharraf.

Islamabad: In a interesting twist a against former President of Pakistan and military chief Pervez Musharraf today received arrest warrant by provincial court over his involvement in a case related to the murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

According to sources, a divisional bench of Balochistan High Court passed the order while hearing of petition challenging acquittal of the former President by an Anti-Terrorism Court in the case.

The review petition was filed by Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of Akbar Bugti which was heard by Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Zaheeruddin Kakar.

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Akhtar Shah, counselor of Musharraf pleaded in the court that his client respects the court but due to security reasons he cannot appear before the court.

On other hand, Bugti’s lawyer complained in the court that despite repeated orders, Musharraf failed to appear before the court.

The court ordered administration should provide security to the former President so that he can appear before the court.

On August 26, 2006, Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an operation in Balochistan’s rugged mountains of Taratani in Kohlu district.

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Bugti was involved in an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Balochistan’s natural resources.

His death of had sparked angry protests in parts of the country.

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