Murder case: Musharraf is seeking apology, says Bugti’s son

Published: December 31, 2015
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Former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

Former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Former president Pervez Mushraf is seeking apology for his role in the operation that led to the death of stalwart Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, the son of the slain Baloch chieftain told the media on Wednesday.

Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti has revealed that former president Pervez Musharraf sent an apology through his lawyer and urged him to accept the killing of Akbar Bugti as God’s will.

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“Our stance is clear – We won’t accept anyone’s apology regarding Nawab Bugti’s murder,” Jamil said talking to the media during Nawab Bugti murder case hearing at Anti-Terrorist Court.

“During today’s hearing Musharraf’s lawyer asked me to meet him personally, but I refused and told him to discuss all issues before the court.

However, Jamil urged the court to include the negotiation team constituted by Musharraf as witness in the investigations process to know what exactly Musharraf’s message was.

Musharraf had constituted a federal negotiation team headed by Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and the late Makhdoom Amin Faheem in March 2005 that held numerous meetings with Nawab Bugti.

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Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed along with his 26 comrades during an operation in the mountains of Dera Bugti in August, 2006.

Meanwhile the court has accepted Jamil’s plea regarding exhumation of Bugti’s grave and post-mortem.

Talking to the media after the hearing Akhter Hussain, the lawyer of the former president, said: “For the prosperity of people of Balochistan, we should accept the incident (of Akbar Bugti’s killing) as a tragedy and forget it for the sake of God’s pleasure.”

He said the idea of forgive and forget was his personal opinion. “I have to persuade Pervez Musharraf on it,” Hussain said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2015.

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  • Naseer
    Dec 31, 2015 - 9:23AM

    I don’t believe it. Musharraf will never apologize for Bugti’s death.Recommend

  • Dec 31, 2015 - 9:44AM

    Impossible! Musharraf will not betray the honor of the Pak Army by seeking an apology. SalamsRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Dec 31, 2015 - 10:03AM

    lol, the brave commando who fear no-one wants an appology?Recommend

  • excalibur
    Dec 31, 2015 - 10:45AM

    Bugti saga is becoming more of a farce.. Musharraf has nothing to do with Bugti killing himself by an implosion triggered by his people in the cave Recommend

  • Azam Khan
    Dec 31, 2015 - 10:48AM

    Jamil Akbar Bugti one day you have to face Allah Almighty. Will you be able to give the same statement on the day of judgement.Recommend

  • Ahmed Ali khan
    Dec 31, 2015 - 10:50AM

    @Pakistani:

    Fearing no one but Allah is one thing and asking for apology is a different thing. Only brave Can ask for apology arrogant does not.Recommend

  • Azi
    Dec 31, 2015 - 11:52AM

    What I honestly dont understand is, why is there any case even heard of a person striving to separate a province/ create a state within a state? Recommend

  • Malik
    Dec 31, 2015 - 11:59AM

    He said the idea of forgive and forget was his personal opinion. “I have to persuade Pervez Musharraf on it,” Hussain said.Recommend

  • Anjum Arshi
    Dec 31, 2015 - 12:06PM

    “For the prosperity of people of Balochistan, we should accept the incident (of Akbar Bugti’s killing) as a tragedy and forget it for the sake of God’s pleasure.”

    God’s pleasure?!? God is never pleased with injustice and murder. Pakistan’s justice system may be faulty but Bugti’s murderers will never escape God’s wrath!

    For the so-called ‘lawyer’, what a fantastic way to justify murder! What he means is that General Musharraf is above the law, as he was above the constitution when he imposed martial law and became ‘Chief Executive’ of Pakistan!Recommend

  • Dec 31, 2015 - 12:34PM

    I think we are living in interesting times.Nawaz Sharif who was removed by Army in 99 is ruling Pakistan,Musharraf who was in self exile for many years has been virtually living under siege in Pakistan for the nearly three years now.Zarbe Azb has broken back of taliban insurgency,Baramdagh Bugti has expressed his readiness to accept sovereignty of Pakistan over Baluchistan and ready to lay down arms but awaiting positive signals from the establishment.Musharraf’s lawyer expresses regret with request of forgiveness from the Bugti family and reconciliation.
    All these events are not just happening by themselves but the most powerful organ of the state,the Army is making these happen.This expression of regret from Musharraf’s lawyer is only the beginning,it is the Army which is forcing him to tender public apology not only to Bugti but will also make him apologise to Nawaz,Lal Masjid Mullahs and eventually the nation,help heal the open wounds in the society so Pakistan can move on rather than be stuck in the past.
    PPP,ANP,JUI are history so will be PMLN if it doesn’t mend its ways,continuing with present economic slaughter of Pakistan.the Army will make sure it looses the next election.No target killers will be allowed to play around with people’s life’s whether Taliban,Liyari gangs or MQMRecommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Dec 31, 2015 - 12:59PM

    @N K Ali:

    Oh wow! So killing their own citizen is a code of honor for Pakistan Army? No wonder that it is because of people like Musharraf and apologists such as yourself have brought nothing but shame to the Army.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Dec 31, 2015 - 1:02PM

    @naveed:

    “the Army will make sure it looses the next election”

    So you are saying that army is a crook institution that manipulates and engineers elections? Judging by your hypothesis, PML-N is well on course to win the elections in 2018 and only the army for whatever reasons wouldn’t allow it win these elections.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Dec 31, 2015 - 11:07PM

    Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti has revealed that former president Pervez Musharraf sent an apology through his lawyer and urged him to accept the killing of Akbar Bugti as God’s will.s s forgivenes

    God is the creator of life and does not will death of a human. An eye for an eye for those who kill or cause death of others unless the act of forgiveness takes effect.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Azi
    Dec 31, 2015 - 11:48PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:

    Any citizen who is trying to lead an organization to separate provinces deserves to die. Or they can go live in a different island or India. Such people can’t stay in Pakistan as it is with every country. Even western ones if feel a citizen is a national security threat they deport, cancel citizenship, or in some cases are hunter down. Yours is but an opinion look anywhere in country almost whole nation has no feeling of shame for the army but its the only institution actually respected.Recommend

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