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Former president Pervez Musharraf.—File Photo
Former president Pervez Musharraf.—File Photo

QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former governor Owais Ghani and former deputy commissioner of Dera Bugti Abdul Samad Lasi after they failed to appear before the court in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case.

On the bail application filed by Gen Musharraf, judge Mohammad Ismail reserved his decision following completion of arguments by the applicant’s counsel Mohammad Ilyas.

Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, a son of Nawab Bugti, has nominated Gen Musharraf, Mr Aziz, Mr Ghani, former chief minister the late Jam Mohammad Yousuf, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao, former home minister Mir Mohammad Shoaib Nausherwani and Mr Lasi in the FIR registered at the Dera Bugti police station.

The hearing was adjourned to June 24.

Nawab Bugti was killed by the firing of security forces in Dera Bugti’s mountains on Aug 26, 2006.

Comments (4) Closed

Assad Jun 11, 2013 08:25am

How in the world is he suppose to show up in the court for the Bugti case hearing when he is already under house arrest in an other case?

Is there a problem of low IQ with the judges of our courts? Can they not understand a basic thing such as this?

What is the case against Musharraf? How can a local action by rangers and Army be attributed to the President of the day? If this is the precedent to be set then from this day on, for every single TTP militant who is killed, after taking up arms against the state of Pakistan like Bugti and his followers, Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif should be arrested on non-bailable charges just like those being brought up against Musharraf.

As a citizen, I am sick and tired of watching this unfair, shameless and illogical drama being played out because some in the judiciary would like to settle an old score with Musharraf.

What a travesty of justice! Gentlemen of the judiciary, please grow up. Pakistan cannot run if charges such as these are brought up against every leader of Pakistan. Secondly, where are the cases against the killing of the officers of the Pakistan Army by Bugti and his supporters? Why is there no case or suo moto action being taken against the Baloch militants for killing non-Baloch Pakistanis and attacking the federal forces in the province?

Ikram Beg Jun 11, 2013 09:20am

The judges seems biased on Musharraf. Why the state never files a case against Bugti who was responsible attacking rockets missiles on state properties and killing security personals why he had his own force and tried to have his own state being living in state. Traitor cases should be open on Bugti and his sons not on Musharraf as he is a loyal Pakistani.

Mithun Jun 11, 2013 12:09pm

Do pakistan still have a judicial system?

Aamir Jun 11, 2013 12:14pm

Totally pathetic and one sided and biased Judiciary. They only have one objective - which is vendetta. He is our former President. Pay some respect and follow the norms of justice. Nothing has been proven against him yet he is consistently kept in confinement. Those who would say that he did the same thing .... well two wrongs don't make a right. Wrong is wrong. This is totally maligning the reputation of the courts.