Bugti killing was solely Musharraf’s decision: Balochistan

Published: April 14, 2012

The Balochistan government denies any role in the killing of Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawab Akbar Bugti. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

The Balochistan government on Friday denied any role in the killing of Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawab Akbar Bugti, saying the entire operation was carried out solely on the orders of then chief of army staff General Pervez Musharraf.

The denial is contained in written statements submitted to the apex court.

Advocate General of Balochistan Amanullah Kinrani informed the three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, that as per the civil administration’s affidavits, the authorities – which include the chief minister – were not taken on board about the decision.

The chief justice posed a few questions about evidence in the case and the number of accused involved, which the advocate general chose to duck, saying only that a charge-sheet has been produced before the court against Musharraf.

In the hearing on Balochistan’s law and order case, the provincial inspector general of police (IGP) was asked to appear before the court. However, when asked about the murder of three Hazaras in Quetta, he seemed clueless.

Justice Chaudhry expressed concern over the inefficacy of the police in curbing sectarian violence. Referring to the security cameras installed around the city, the chief justice asked, “Did you identify the culprits or make any arrests?”

The inspector general, however, informed the court that all 23 of the CCTV cameras installed in the city are ‘faulty’, to which the CJ retorted, “it is your responsibility to install quality cameras.”

The court directed the police official to stop the installation of such faulty cameras, which do not help in identifying the culprits.

‘Missing’ persons case

The IG informed the court that a missing person, Mazhar Khan Marri had returned home last night and presented a copy of his statement.

The court expressed concern over the kidnappings for ransom, saying it was the duty of the police to recover the abducted men.

The CJ directed the police to record the home minister’s statement regarding the alleged involvement of provincial ministers in kidnappings. “You should interrogate the suspected ministers.”

The court also directed the IG to produce three missing persons Dr Nasir Ahmad, Akhtar Lango and Abdul Hafeez Lodeeni on April 16 before the bench.

The IG said he could not promise the recovery of these people, but said he would try his best.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • MarkH
    Apr 14, 2012 - 12:15PM

    Not to really defend the guy as I don’t really care enough but, distancing yourself and pinning it on the wanted man should be expected. It’s not like he can effectively defend against it.

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  • Adeel759
    Apr 14, 2012 - 12:17PM

    Murderer of Nawab Sahib and architect of Bangladesh Like Situation in Baluchistan, must be brought to justice. Set the example for other aspiring Commandos.Recommend

  • usman786
    Apr 14, 2012 - 12:53PM

    No. FC went to get hold of him and it was his tribemen who blew the cave thus causing death of FC officers and soldiers. SUrprisingly no one is paying attention to deaths of uniformed persons.
    Is it not true that Bugti was behind plundering money and ghost employees of PPL, OGDC. Was there any real development in the province by Baloch CM/Governors? It happened only in Musharraf’s tenure and Katchi canal would have been the biggest achievement if it would not have been destroyed in flood 2010. Media should hi-lights Mush’s contribution towards province.

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  • Nasir
    Apr 14, 2012 - 12:57PM

    Live by the gun die by the gun, sorry but no sympathy for this man

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  • Humayun
    Apr 14, 2012 - 1:55PM

    How innocent are those officials ?

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  • salim
    Apr 14, 2012 - 3:47PM

    “What is better than seeing your enemies driven before you and then taking their women to bed?” – Nawab Akbar Bugti

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  • Khan Jr
    Apr 14, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Musharraf had a pathetically sensitive ego and viciously came down on anyone that dare offend his grandiose self-image. Recommend

  • Qalam
    Apr 14, 2012 - 6:50PM

    When cases are launched against somebody who challenged the internal threats then external forces are encouraged to penetrate in first line of defence and got an opportunity to install its undercover agents on key positions of country……….Once a great hero “Ayubi” said ” I can defeat whole west but I am being defeated by black sheep “

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  • Bolochi
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Its sick how our judicial system is used to settle personal scores against others. Musharraf had nothing to do with A Bugti death. It is funny how all are bailing out and suggesting one name which is Musharraf and it is more funny that CI cj has to listen all cases against Musharraf. My say is this. Don’t you worry guys because Allah’s justice is more stronger. Musharraf will rise up again with his head high up
    Inshah Allah because he is innocent in all the cases. His only crime is that he made pakistans enemies as his own enemies. Recommend

  • Slave
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:10PM

    Musharraf had no role in:
    1. Sacking Chief Justice
    2. Raid on media
    3. Kargil offence
    4. OBL in Pakistan
    5. Afia Siddiqui
    6. Benazir Bhutto assasination
    7. Bugti’s death
    8. Sacking a democratic government
    9. Drone attacks
    10. etc
    11. etc
    12. etc

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  • Rameez
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:17PM

    Leave Mushy alone. needs to sort out its province before they can point at anyone, as far as I know they force poor people into slavery, they don’t allow people to have access to higher education etc These waderas needs to be put where they belong. P.S noting has been proven against Mushay and isnallah Mushy will rise again and bring Pakistan back into N11 countries as he did previously. People need to wake up and discard waderas and Mullahs, these guys are dragging Pakisan back into the stone ages. Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Apr 14, 2012 - 11:38PM

    @Adeel759:

    you have no idea, like millions others, of what you are talking about. it is not president musharraf who started an insurgency in the country for want of extortion money not being paid. that was the ‘honorable’ nawab bugti. his death is tragic, but no one misses the man.

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  • Apr 15, 2012 - 4:49AM

    @Khan Jr:
    Could you explain with some examples so that I can understand what you mean. Simply giving a statement in not enough.

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  • Qalam
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:19PM

    @ slave & Khan …… perceptions are something that remains the views that’s why you wrote “etc” so many times …….. People need prosperity on ground not just documentation on tables. Nothing is above then national interest and bold leader can only take unpopular decisions regardless the political point scoring or rating.They were just projected in media and they don’t have roots in public otherwise Bramdagh Bugti would have been in Balochistan likewise Kashmiri Leaders and Shahzain were allowed to allowed to enter Dera Bugti …..

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  • huzaifa
    Apr 16, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Who kills with the sword, he dies by the sword.

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