Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, son of the late Baloch tribal chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti, has filed a plea in an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday, seeking to exhume his father’s body and take samples for a DNA test to know the causes of the death.
“Jamil Akbar Bugti submitted an application in an anti-terrorism court (ATC-I) on Wednesday,” lawyer Suhail Rajpoot said, adding, “We want to know how the late Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed.”
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Akbar Bugti, the leader of the Bugti tribe, was killed in the mountains of Dera Bugti district of Balochistan during a military operation on August 26, 2006.
In his application, Jamil Bugti has demanded that the court order a DNA test and forensic report by the United Nations.
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The plea has also called for members of the parliamentary committee including Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Sherry Rehman and Hazar Khan Bijarani to appear before the court as witnesses.
Meanwhile, the Bugti murder case was adjourned till December 30.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2015.