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Musharraf formally arrested in Bugti murder case

Published Jun 13, 2013 12:08pm
General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. — File photo
General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was formally arrested by a police team from Balochistan in the Akbar Bugti murder case.

Subsequently, an anti-terrorist court ordered a two-week-long judicial remand of the former army strongman.

Musharraf is to remain at his farmhouse for the duration of the remand. The farmhouse at Chak Shahzad had earlier been declared a sub-jail.

Bugti was killed in a cave on August 26, 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf who was president and army chief at the time.

Bugti had led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Balochistan’s natural resources. The death of the colourful, British-educated chieftain sparked angry protests in the country.