The investigation team tasked to conduct an inquiry into the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case has contacted media organisations to seek help in collecting evidence.
The officer in-charge of the investigation team from the Crime Branch, Balochistan, has sent letters to news channels and offices of newspapers in Quetta, seeking footages pertaining to Nawab Bugti’s murder case to include them as evidence.
The footages sought are those of the cave where Nawab Bugti was killed and his funeral prayers along with interviews of the chief accused, former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
The former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Bugti, was killed along with 30 of his men during a military operation at Tratani, an area between Kohlu and Dera Bugti, in August 2006.
Earlier, the federal government had sought five documents, including copies of the FIR and arrest warrants of the accused from the provincial government for extradition of the accused nominated in the murder case.
The investigation team formed by the provincial government has been facing difficulties since the very first day of its investigation, and is yet to record statements from the accused nominated in the FIR.
Jamil Bugti, the eldest son of Nawb Bugti, had earlier stated in a petition that court orders were yet to be implemented in letter and spirit and complained of a lack of interest on part of the investigators.
Others accused in the case include former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former governor of Balochistan Owais Ahmed Ghani, former chief minister Jam Yousaf and former home minister Shoaib Nosherwani.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.