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The Baloch leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an operation in Kohlu. – File Photo

QUETTA: Former premier Shaukat Aziz has denied any association with the killing of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, DawnNews reported.

Sources told DawnNews that Aziz sent a letter to the Balochistan government from Dubai.

A copy of the letter was also received by an investigation team of the police crime branch.

In his letter, Aziz said that constitutionally, the army could only act under the orders of the provincial government.

The letter moreover said that it was likely that the provincial government of the time was in contact with the then president Pervez Musharraf over the issue.

Musharraf was president and Aziz prime minister when Bugti died in a cave hideout during an army raid in August 2006.

Earlier, on November 1, the Balochistan High Court ordered the execution of arrest warrants issued by a judicial magistrate for Musharraf and Aziz in the Bugti murder case.