Bugti murder case: Pervez Musharraf asked to appear before ATC on Dec 10

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Nov 11: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has been summoned for the murder of elderly Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, said a report.

According to the Dawn, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta rejected the former president’s medical report and asked his lawyer to ensure his presence in the next hearing.

Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed during an operation in Balochistan’s Kohlu district on August 26, 2006. The veteran Baloch nationalist leader and former Chief Minister of Balochistan was killed, along with 37 armed tribals, in a military operation in Chalgri area of Bhamboor hills of Dera Bugti district.

Nawab Bugti, who was the chief of the Bugti tribe, had joined militants who were waging an armed insurgency for a long time.

Jamil Akbar Bugti, the Baloch leader’s son, had filed a petition in the court seeking an order to register a case against Musharraf,

former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and other high-profile names in connection with his father’s murder.

The ATC reportedly said that bail of former president would be cancelled if he failed to appear before the court on December 10.

(With Agency Inputs)

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