JWP announces Rs1 billion bounty for Musharraf

Published: October 10, 2010

Nawabzada Talal Bugti has announced a bounty of Rs1 billion and 100 acres of farmland for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

QUETTA: In a strange development, chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Nawabzada Talal Bugti has announced a bounty of Rs1 billion and 100 acres of farmland for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for, what he called, “his crimes against humanity.”

He made this announcement on Saturday at a news conference where PML-N leader Saradar Yaqoob Nasir was also present.

Talal Bugti said that there was no truth in the recent statements of Musharraf. “The former president was involved in crimes against the state, including toppling of a democratic government, killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, commando operation at Lal Masjid. These crimes are unpardonable,” he said.

Talal Bugti said that Musharraf had undermined the country’s sovereignty and if he was really brave, then he must return to Pakistan and face the courts.

The JWP chief demanded the federal government contact Interpol for bringing Musharraf back to the country as he has become a threat to Pakistan. “He is disclosing state secrets to his foreign masters that may undermine national sovereignty,” Bugti added.

“Brigadier (retd) Masood Malik, a former intelligence officer, had reportedly agreed to appear as a witness in Nawab Akbar Bugti’s murder case during the Musharraf regime,” he claimed and demanded the chief justice of Pakistan bring Musharraf to justice.

Sardar Yaqoob Nasir said that the PML-N was not against the democratic government but has some reservations on its policies. “The PML-N does not want unconstitutional change,” he added. “However, if the government keeps on committing blunders, it will suffer,” he added.

Referring to Musharraf’s recent statements, the PML-N leader said that he wanted cheap publicity.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 10th, 2010.

Reader Comments (61)

  • Dee Haider
    Oct 10, 2010 - 1:10PM

    Now u r talking dude. 1 bn is a lot of money ;)Recommend

  • Tayyab Raza
    Oct 10, 2010 - 1:56PM

    he can donate this land to flood victims. Donate it to poor families in Baluchistan. Instead of using it for personal vendetta.
    Alas..!! such Gujjar’s and Bugti’s become Heroes only in Pakistan ….Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 2:59PM

    well, that is lot of development and money, i am sure both Bugtis and PMLNers real face has been showed by this act of stupidity.
    Also it seems, PPP recently used Balochistan card through Jatoi statement to keep army in check and PMLN also using Bugtis to keep Musharraf in check indirectly. Dirty Politicking i must say from PPP and PMLNRecommend

  • S. Ali Raza
    Oct 10, 2010 - 3:04PM

    where did he get Rs. 1 Billion?

    I will hand over Musharraf if he pays me US$ 1.0 Billion – Deal?Recommend

  • Adam Khan
    Oct 10, 2010 - 3:37PM

    Why does not he spend 1 billion on his own tribue to built schools, hospitals and roads?Recommend

  • Nisar
    Oct 10, 2010 - 3:42PM

    Talal Sahib I have some questions:

    How about giving this money to charity and to people devastated by flood ???
    How about erecting some “Schools” for children ( hope u know what school means) ???
    How about building hostpital in Derah Bughti ???

    I know you will not do such “Uncivilized” things which I have asked . I am 110% sure of that bcz you are one of the landlords.

    I agree that Musharaf did some blunders , but He could have finished some more tribal Lords Pakistan could have been good place to live . 99% of the politicians are tribal lord mafia leading the country towards hell.

    I am waiting for French style revolutionRecommend

  • Usman Virk
    Oct 10, 2010 - 3:57PM

    This is a stupid statement. If they got any proofs against anyone, they must go to court and do it as per LAW. This is Pakistan, not some Balooch Tribal court where they can set bounties on men’s heads. Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 4:26PM

    I would like to know how many army officers died trying to reach Bhugti in the cave that was mined. I don’t think they calculated the effect of blast and sound wave the caused the cave to collaspe on him.Recommend

  • Umair
    Oct 10, 2010 - 4:41PM

    This gentleman has illusion about being nawab of Pakistan. He should free all those women, children, old men and poors whom his own and fellow tribes have been keeping in private prisons and who have been subject to inhumane abuses.
    He should distribute his wealth and lands to the local poors and help them prosper, and work for promotion of womens rights and education.
    He should surrender to the law and give up to the army and stop acting on indian agenda of destabilising balochistan.

    If he still doesn’t understand that army had right to put an end to the culture of lawlessness his tribe has been promoting in Balochistan, he should get treatment to help getting rid of his sick fantasyRecommend

  • ehsanali
    Oct 10, 2010 - 4:56PM

    He is bluffing from where he got this money our media is making these people heroesRecommend

  • Maz
    Oct 10, 2010 - 5:01PM

    Mushraff you did the rite thing taking the Bugti out,there cannot me another gvernment in a country.Recommend

  • Tani
    Oct 10, 2010 - 5:27PM

    Jungle style justice. But I like, I like, I like. :)Recommend

  • Atif khan
    Oct 10, 2010 - 6:32PM

    check his income tax returns..Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 6:40PM

    HAHAHAHA.Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 6:46PM

    How much taxes do you pay? this guy is begging to be audited :)Recommend

  • jawad
    Oct 10, 2010 - 6:53PM

    he is absolutely right.pashtoons and balochis dont forgive their bloodshed.Recommend

  • Zahid
    Oct 10, 2010 - 7:44PM

    Interesting..Where did he get this money from? I think he should use this money for welfare of Bugti tribe’s poor ppl. He is out because Musharraf is disclosing abt their setting up of farari camps.Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 7:47PM

    One billion,
    is it tax paid?

    in the first instance,
    there must be order to investigate
    regarding the sources
    by which he has gained so huge money.

    Now the reality appeared before us that
    high ups in Pakistan give no tax,
    and you will see they will also pay no flood tax
    being proposed by the Punhab government.Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 10, 2010 - 8:44PM

    Pakistan need people like Musharraf ! Recommend

  • salman masum
    Oct 10, 2010 - 8:46PM

    Q1 How much TAX does this guy pay?? A1: may be ZERO….

    Q2: Where are all the billions coming from..?? A2: Royalties that the government of Pakistan has been paying them from tax payers’ money

    Q3: When will Pakistani elite and educated do something for Pakistan..? A3: Its about time..

    Q4: Are they ready to vote for the non-traditional Politicians and Wadera’s in the next election? A4: I earnestly hope so too.

    Lets resolve to vote in the next elections otherwise the Jiyala’s and the bugti’s will win again.. !!!Recommend

  • Imtiaz
    Oct 10, 2010 - 8:47PM

    A question to ask is where did he get this money fro – any taxes paid etc. secondly now this is on record what is the government doing about such open militant threats? or do we believe in ‘enemy of my enemy is my friend” – will some sanity prevail or are we to show to the world, what they constantly say about us, that we belong to un0educated, uncultured, backward, third world country and breed terrorism? Shame on us!Recommend

  • raza
    Oct 10, 2010 - 8:48PM

    perhaps a media stunt!
    as anatomically proven, it takes more muscle to keep your mouth shut than to open it.
    1 muscle i.e., the lateral pterygoid opens your mouth.
    3 muscles i.e., the medial pterygoid, the masseter and the temporalis shut your mouth.Recommend

  • Mawali
    Oct 10, 2010 - 8:51PM

    This nothing short of calling for murder. Pakistan lives upto its name of no law and disorder. A failed state of morally bankrupt people. Pathetic!Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 9:02PM

    Drones recommended in Dera Bugti.Recommend

  • S. Ali Raza
    Oct 10, 2010 - 9:25PM

    I believe he’s going to be raising the bounty amount now, that Musharraf has accused him for funding from India via Kabul… Nawaz bhai thoray aur paisay bhijwado ;) Recommend

  • saleem
    Oct 10, 2010 - 9:56PM

    No one bothered to mentioned that Bugati had raised arm against the Federation, thus making him a traitor! His son is ready to take support from India for their cause (he stated this in a TV interview)Recommend

  • Hamood
    Oct 10, 2010 - 10:15PM

    Baloch sardars are the biggest hindrance to the development of their province. It’d be interesting to see how much taxes this guy paid last year and how much poverty his people are living in. What Bugtis were doing back in the day was treason and punishable by death even in some western countries.Recommend

  • Jameel ur Rasheed
    Oct 10, 2010 - 10:31PM

    I don’t know why my dear fellow country citizens take any thing said by a Balochistani as an offense?

    There is a perception that Balochis are anti-Pakistani or bad guys. All those who criticize media for being showing fake pictures use the arguments given by the media about Balochistan. Balochistan has been supplying the whole nation with Natural Gas and still is the least developed province of country.

    We feel very proud of Pakistan to be the first Islamic Nuclear power, no one ever realized that Balochistan took injury on its chest to make Pakistan and Pakistanis feel proud. There was no other better site available in any other province in Pakistan. Another such thing is of Reqo Diq gold mine sold to foreign investors with out even making GOB its stake holder.

    Balochistan has played its part in development of Pakistan and Balochistanis have played their parts by staying un-educated and under developed while the rest of the country prospered.

    Keep your self at place of Talal Bugti and think what will you do if someone kills your father. Try to get the sentiments of a son instead of criticizing him. I can bet he has Rs. 1 billion with him.Recommend

  • Ali Muhammad
    Oct 10, 2010 - 11:13PM

    where PML-N leader Saradar Yaqoob Nasir was also present.????? Sharif is there in ONE BILLION RUPEES…..Recommend

  • Salim Ansari
    Oct 10, 2010 - 11:18PM

    @saleem “No one bothered to mentioned that Bugati had raised arm against the Federation, …

    The “Federation” exists only in the minds of Punjabis and Muhajirs. All other are ambivalent about Pakistan. Recommend

  • Oct 11, 2010 - 12:16AM

    Paisa phaink tamasha dekh.Recommend

  • ehsanali
    Oct 11, 2010 - 12:46AM

    Balochis are always very patriotic here we are talking about sardarsRecommend

  • khan
    Oct 11, 2010 - 3:08AM

    What so ever Guys but Musharraf did a lot of good things too at the same.what about current government in Pakistan?.Recommend

  • Oct 11, 2010 - 3:39AM

    Mr Talal Bugti has announced vast amount of money and land as bounty on general musharraf’s head – General Musharraf guilty of Akbar Bugti’s death or not guilty aside – Mr.Talal Bugti seemed to be one of the richest persons in Pakistan. He should spend that wealth on his poor tribesmen an overwhelming majority of whom is living in sub-human conditions. By the way, who was late Bugti’s brood who murdered his wife (Awan’s daughtrer)? Wo was that another brood whio killed kalpar tribe leader’s family members in karachi’s civil hospital while they were under medical treartment there. And lastly, whose brother it was he who stole a large sums of money from his father-in-law mir nabi bux zehri in Karachi. Recommend

  • Dur muhammed
    Oct 11, 2010 - 4:31AM

    Best Revenge is Democracy & Democracy is revenge for Dictators.

    Dur MuhammedRecommend

  • Kamil Bangash
    Oct 11, 2010 - 6:42AM

    In a lawless country like ours, this is the only means to get at the brave commando. Court judgments are accepted by no one, least of all by Musharraf and those he got installed in his place through the NRO. Opponents of the bounty should also look at the former dictator’s conduct. His government issued many a bounty for those they declared terrorists. The only legality on his side was the force of arms and nothing else. Now that he is out of power he should dance to his own tune and see how it works. With the world in recession there will be many takers of the bounty offer, whether or not it is genuine. It will do what it is intended to do: scare the living daylights out of the guy and send him scurrying into a rathole. He will be well advised by his followers to stay there. Otherwise, there may be some naive people out there who will take the offer seriously. Personally, I will stick to buying lottery tickets and hope for the best!

    Note for Mush supporters: Please don’t go into where the money has come from. As we all know it does not work in Pakistan.Recommend

  • IZ
    Oct 11, 2010 - 7:47AM

    Surely this is illegal. suo moto notice, Mr CJ?Recommend

  • Shahzad Khan
    Oct 11, 2010 - 9:37AM

    Look who is talking. Unfortunetly in our country, people like Akbar Bugti are declared “Shaheed” by political parties for their personal vested interests. Every one knows that he through out his life worked against the interests of Pakistan & was an agent of Raw. He had a personal army which is against the constitution of Pakistan. He treated his own people like slaves. Now he is our hero. What a pity.Recommend

  • LC
    Oct 11, 2010 - 10:10AM

    I think the media has a responsibility not to publicize dangerous statements such as these. Inciting people to murder should be illegal- tala bugti should not have made these statements, and the media should not have spread such a statement publicizing it far and wide. its highly irresponsible.Recommend

  • Patriot
    Oct 11, 2010 - 11:01AM

    Wasnt bounty annoucement the job of Government??? Government’s writ has been challenged by indian agents in Baluchaistan??? Open death threat for a Pak citizen??? CJP are you sleeping or what??Recommend

  • Raja Akram
    Oct 11, 2010 - 12:23PM

    If you can’t arrest Talal Bugti because he’s outside the country, it is important that authorities arrest PML-N’s Sardar Yaqoob Nasir on site. This is a bounty for murder and cannot be tolerated in any civilized society. PML-N’s Sardar Yaqoob Nasir is an accomplice to offering a potential murder. These tribal outlaws have turned our peaceful country into the Wild West! Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Oct 11, 2010 - 1:54PM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Some one asks Talal Bugti that Akber Bugti was really and truly innocent and sinless?What did he do when he was alive?He had his own army called Baloch Liberation Army.He wanted to create his own separate state in Pakistan.He created prejudicial attitude between Baloch and Punjabis.No any leader had courage to talk to Akber Bugti and the only person Musharraf talked to him bravely and tried to convince him but all efforts were useless.Talal Bugti make a man and don’t spread rumors like this and from where did you get this huge amount of money and 1000 acres of land to give the killer of Musharraf?Recommend

  • Hamza Baloch
    Oct 11, 2010 - 2:13PM

    Rather than criticizing this statment. Its a big quesiton mark on our coutnry laws that gave
    “every thing” to the president of Pakistan.. wheter he kill somone or a group of people, or sale poeple of his cournty… all are okie under constituion.

    So under such law why peopel dont think like this?Recommend

  • Oct 11, 2010 - 3:59PM

    @LC – Your comments are one hundrerd percent correct. In any civilized society such statement is seriouos cognizable offence. General Musharraf has become a victim of his own ‘achievement’ of his rule – freedom of press. The press is enjoying ‘madre pidre ki azadi’ which is suicidal for any society. Oh, Field Marshal Ayub Khan, we remember you for your various steps and reforms taken by you in the larger interests of the country – one of them was Press and Publicztions Ordinance. Had this ordinance or a parallel law based on it was in force today, we wouldn’t see today’s ‘madre pidre ki azadi’ of journalism.Recommend

  • Waqas
    Oct 11, 2010 - 5:00PM

    What has Akbar Bugti, or his family ever done for the people of Balochistan, other than enslave them and keep them hostage for the last 63 yrs?
    All the money given as royalty was used to maintain an army of thugs and bandits who they used to wage war against the state. If these tribals actually cared for their Baloch brethren, they would have spent money on development….
    Free Baloch people from the grip of these bandits and give them their true rights!!Recommend

  • Imtiaz
    Oct 11, 2010 - 9:06PM

    @ Mr. Jameel ur Rasheed: Sir Baluchistan is a province of Pakistan, no one denies that – but the fact is that it is under developed because of its own masters likes of Bugtis. From 1950s they have charged Pakistan for their existence in one form or the other, until Zia-ul-haq split their royalty with the other tribes they used to charge around Rs.45 to 47 crores ever year in cash and kind; multiply that sum with a few decades and you will have many billions to pay out. If they had spent that money equitably in their province probably it would have been the most well developed province in Pakistan. Any thoughts?Recommend

  • Zameer
    Oct 12, 2010 - 1:45AM

    @ Mr. Jameel-ur-Rasheed – “Balochistan has been providing natural gas to the country”. It is Pakistan’s natural reserve, not owned by Balochis. Allah didn’t put it there after Pakistan was formed and Balochistan was declared a province, it was there for thousands of years. It could have been located in Punjab, which has been supplying water to the whole country. Don’t make this about provincialism. There’s no such thing if you are talking in a nationalistic spirit. Bugti Saab seems like a jungle boy. He should know he is now in the 21st century and putting out bounty on a former leader’s head who is no more corrupt than any of the others is just going to make him, his province, and his country look stupid! And we’ve had enough of looking stupid in the world. Someone needs to grow up!!!Recommend

  • Bangash
    Oct 12, 2010 - 6:20AM

    Now we see the violent and undemocratic ways in which these Baloch sardars operate.Recommend

  • zaib
    Oct 12, 2010 - 8:04AM

    it time for people of pakistan to bring on a revolution. . because this s the only solution. . in the next election if again someone from the same parties won this country is going nowhere then. . we should use our voting power and stop is from happening . . choose a leader who loves our country not the power he gets being a leader. @imtiaz. . stop the negative thoughts being a baloch, punjabi. . . sindhi. . think like a muslim, muslim culture in a muslim country.Recommend

  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Oct 12, 2010 - 10:39AM

    This statement speaks volumes about this man’s state of mind. Need not say anything else. It’s unfortunate for him as even his late father never took him seriously. According to realizable sources (Family) he was dis-owned by the senior Bugti already.

    Yes, PML (N) senator is also standing behind him, I think Nawaz Shahab thinks that like him Musharraf is also a real softy at heart & will get scared of poor old Mr. Bugti junior.

    Both of these gentlemen forget, that Musharraf was a SSG Commander & have fought 2 wars (besides what 3-4 attempts on his life) as a soldiers when both these gentlemen were safely away for all that racket.

    It will take alot more than a statement to scare him away.Recommend

  • Ricky
    Oct 12, 2010 - 1:14PM

    OMG!!!!! Argh…. The Statement of Talal Bugti is most Unfortunate and Shameful. This is actually the real face of Unpatriotic tribes in Baluchistan who only knows how to do politics for theirselves, these are the same peoples who prevented Baluchistan to develop in real means!Recommend

  • Anwar Hasan
    Oct 12, 2010 - 1:16PM

    Pervez Musharraf may not have done good things but one good thing he did was to take out Akber Bugti.

    Do you think this Bukti will pay one rupee? These lords are the biggest cancer of our country who hae eaten this Pakistan up.

    Any one who thinks they will be paid for killing Musharraf are the biggest idiots!!Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 12, 2010 - 6:37PM

    this is HILARIOUS!Recommend

  • Alee
    Oct 12, 2010 - 10:11PM

    “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered”Recommend

  • Lal Shahbaz
    Oct 13, 2010 - 12:47AM

    My my how times have changed for the Mighty fist shaking ruler, Has ever a former head of state been so humiliated all round the Globe ? I think not. How he fled the country as soon as his Uniform was stripped off him, The same uniform which he used to say has become my skin. Good effort Mr Talal Bugti for humiliating this former Tyrant and now a pea body in front of the whole world.Recommend

  • Umar Hashmi
    Oct 13, 2010 - 3:08PM

    How can anyone announce some one to be “Wajibul Qatl”?
    How can anyone put a bounty on some ones head without official trial?
    This can only happen in Pakistan!
    COJ has a case in hand to shun strongly. Else every now and then we will have such announcements coming out from one corener or another.
    It is unfortunate that none of the political, religious, civil or human right organizations have objected to this as yet.
    Alas!!Recommend

  • Fahd
    Oct 13, 2010 - 11:40PM

    HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!! reminds me of this stupid movie, “The Killers”. :DRecommend

  • Rizwan T Khan
    Oct 14, 2010 - 10:29AM

    Question: Musharraf wanted dead or alive for the bounty?Recommend

  • Abdul Afridi
    Oct 15, 2010 - 9:29PM

    I feel myself a dwarf Pakistani when ever read such irresponsible statements from politicians and people claimed themselves nobles, Sardars, Chodries etc . Every one knows that Musharraf was a dictator but no law of land allows any one to announce bounty on killing of someone head. People of the land should come forward and make the law strong and should not let any one to use it for their own political mischieves or victimization. Where are the Democrat flag holders and law loving to condemn such statements and invoke law of land. The Supreme Court should come in against such people. My beloved country WE PATRIOTIC COUNTRYMEN will not let you BANANA COUNTRY. I request the YOUTH not to follow steps of such leaders, politicians and so called nobles who never respect law of the land or mold the laws for their interest. Pakistan Zindabad. Recommend

  • aNu
    Oct 18, 2010 - 1:41PM

    Mushrraf is already coming to Pakistan sooon then we see what you can do against him…………………

    Please give Rs 1 billion and 100 acres of farmland to flood victims may be they will save you from Musharraf: pRecommend

  • khan
    Oct 30, 2010 - 3:27AM

    every 1 talking out here, first look at ur selves how much taxes u pay i bet the ones doin buisness here reduce their taxes through illegal auditing and the one doin jobs dont pay the taxes on their pays, other than this y dont u people donate ur wealth and lands in the poor…
    All these politician, The ones with BACKGROUNDS are fully looking after their people even f they r not a part of the govt……
    these two politicians and nawab are people with a proper backgrounds and are sardars of their tribes and they are well off from their fore fathers, this is because of the many new politicians who have disgraced politics the propers one r even not trusted…..
    IT IS NOT THT I PERSONALLY NO THEM BUT AS A STUDENT OF POLITICS THIS IS MY VIEWRecommend

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