Bugti murder case: ATC orders Musharraf to appear on April 21

Dunya News

Judge Tariq Anwar Kasi heard the Bugti murder case.

QUETTA (Web Desk) - Anti-terrorism court today (Monday) ordered former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to appear before it in connection with the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case, Dunya News reported.

During the hearing of the case in Quetta, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao and former provincial home minister Mir Shoaib Nowsherwani appeared in the court

Officials of Crime Branch told court that directives regarding arrest of Musharraf’s two guarantors were not implemented.

On this, Judge Tariq Anwar Kasi re-issued arrest warrants against two guarantors including Nazir Ahmed and Mumtaz Hussain.

The court then ordered for the production of Musharraf in the next hearing and warned that arrest warrants will be issued against the ex-president if he failed to appear before it.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing until April 21.

Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in August 2006 in an explosion in a cave where he had taken refuge 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.