Bugti murder case: Balochistan govt seeks arrest warrant for Musharraf

Published: September 14, 2011
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The court accepted the request and adjourned the hearing till October 12. PHOTO: APP/FILE

The court accepted the request and adjourned the hearing till October 12. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Government on Wednesday sought four weeks time from the High Court to get an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf and other nominated accused in Nawab Akbar Bugti’s murder case.

Deputy Attorney General said arrest warrants for the accused have not been submitted, therefore the Interior Ministry could not request the Interpol for issuing Red Warrants for Pervez Musharraf and other accused outside the country.

Advocate General Balochistan Amanullah Kanrani assured the court that warrants for the accused will be obtained from the concerned court of law and requested the court for four weeks time to obtain and submit the warrants.

The court accepted the request and adjourned the hearing till October 12.

Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed along with several tribesman after their hideout in a cave was bombed by the army.

The army said it attacked the target after a military chopper took fire from the location and fired several missiles in response.

Earlier the federal government was to submit a progress report on the extradition of former president Pervez Musharraf, the principal accused in the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti, when the Balochistan High Court (BHC) resumes hearing of the case on Tuesday.

The court had asked for a report after the government consistently failed to extradite Musharraf from the UK and present him before the bench.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Khan
    Sep 14, 2011 - 2:56AM

    I am very concerned about the Baluchistan situation. I really hope Baluch people show unity with the rest of Pakistan. They have a great history and we will always love them.

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  • Student
    Sep 14, 2011 - 9:15AM

    As a student a question:

    Why targeting Musharraf alone? why not the army as this activity done by army? What I feel that court as getting scare by army ? may be I am not sure

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  • abc teen age
    Sep 14, 2011 - 9:18AM

    As a student a question:

    Why targeting Musharraf alone? why not the army as this activity done by army? What I feel that court as getting scare by army ? may be I am not sure

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  • Tribune Reader
    Sep 15, 2011 - 10:50AM

    And who is going to bring to accountability all the Baloch nationalists who have been killing settlers and uprooting them from their homes? Can we expect them to be brought to trial, I am certain, the politicians of the provincial government are well aware of who is doing what in the province and are just showing a blind eye.

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  • A J Khan
    Sep 15, 2011 - 11:45AM

    @abc teen age:
    @Student:
    Army is not a man which can be punished. It is an institution. It work on orders of sitting government. When you say army, you are addressing more than a million people ready to lay life on the orders of the government. So when you ask the court to punish army, will it hang million people for a man who himself confessed 29 murders including his own uncle and he was proven guilty in the court of law.
    Today army is fighting against terrorists in FATA and Pakhtunkhwa. So tomorrow some mullah may make similar demand. Will that be taken seriously?
    This is a zero sum case and will have no end other than some politics.

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  • Sajida
    Sep 16, 2011 - 8:37AM

    Shouldn’t the govt be focused on helping with the flood victims? it shouldn’t look to national help first. help should come from local and provincial government. Time to show the Commissionerate system can deliver. So far it has flunked the test!

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  • Rsingh
    Sep 16, 2011 - 11:55AM

    In contrast to this India’s behavior has not been anything more than house arrest to the Hurriyat Separatist. Not to forget India doesn’t tax Kashmirs and they get free rations and Indian government gives 8 times aid to kashmir than it gives to any other Indian state.
    Baluchis revolted not because they wanted to independent state but they equitable stake in natural resources that get sucked by other states of Pakistan.
    Hope the British Parliament is listening.Recommend

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