Nawab Bugti case: ATC orders arrest of Musharraf and Aziz

Published: July 12, 2012
Accused to be produced before the court on July 18. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Accused to be produced before the court on July 18. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Sibi on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for several officials of the regime of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a case involving the 2006 killing of Baloch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti. 

Judge Nawaz Khan Barakzai issued arrest warrants for Pervez Musharraf himself, his prime minister Shaukat Aziz, and his interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, then top government officials of Balochistan, including chief minister Jam Mohammad Yusuf, governor Awais Ahmed Ghani and the home minister.

The sessions court in Kohlu had sent this case through the provincial high court to the ATC on July 4.  The court ordered that the accused be produced before it on July 18 – the next date of hearing.

Nawab Akbar Bugti, the chief of Jamhoori Wattan Party (JWP) was killed on August 26 in 2006 during a military operation in the Kohlu district of Balochistan.

Judicial Magistrate-VI in Quetta had already issued arrest warrants for all the accused in the Bugti murder case while Jam Yousuf had been issued protective bail by the Sindh High Court while his counsel had moved an application in the Balochistan High Court seeking interim bail for his client.

The Bugti murder case was filed on the complaint of Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, eldest surviving son of the late Nawab.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Riaz Butt
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:20AM

    Allah may protect Musharraf from all evils.


  • Saad Siddiqui
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:45AM

    Love You Musharraf !


  • ahmed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:50AM

    Simple to Say!!! No one can arrest our dear MUSH !!! Dont know why???


  • Saad
    Jul 12, 2012 - 11:22AM

    Funny. Ha Ha Ha.

    This country is a joke.


  • Prometheus
    Jul 12, 2012 - 11:46AM

    One who kills a proven Badmash should be rewarded and not punished! Well Done Musharraf, wish you were here.Recommend

  • Shahrukh
    Jul 12, 2012 - 12:09PM

    Justice should prevail and killers of Nawab Akber Bugti need to brought to justice.


  • GoMushyGo
    Jul 12, 2012 - 12:24PM

    Looks like people are least concerned about Musharref; he was a History to us- a dark history!


  • Zohaib
    Jul 12, 2012 - 12:26PM

    Arrest Warrant for Bugti case who was secretly involved in Balochistan separate movement and recieved arms from India for that. Its a big game.


  • Malatesh
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:21PM

    The game which Pakistan has started and since then only Pakistan playing it and hopefully Pakistan only has to finish this game on its own.

    Musharaff should be booked first for his Kargil and wazeristan, and Baloochistan adventures. He done major damage in the region.


  • Abuturab Sahibzada
    Jul 12, 2012 - 5:37PM

    God bless Musharraf.


  • Jul 12, 2012 - 6:09PM

    Pakistanis didn’t respect this great leader.. and now the whole country is disgraced!


  • baig
    Jul 12, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Bugti was killed in army action and not by Musharaff. Bugti was destructive Pakistan, killed so many innocent people from his own tribe and punjabis. LONG LIVE Musharaff.Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jul 12, 2012 - 8:18PM


    inshallah he will be returning in the next few months. that is for sure inshallah. all pakistanis should support him. the man has a vision for pakistan, and has successfully governed the country before. he deserves a chance to continue that vision. pakistan first!


  • hamza khan
    Jul 12, 2012 - 8:39PM


    a lot of pakistanis dont understand the difference between someone being killed, and a murder. its quite scary really. Recommend

  • Ahzab e ellahi
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:37PM

    Why is our Judiciary such an ardent supporter of Terrorists? What about those soldiers who were killed by Bugti’s men in this operation.
    Their agenda appears to be very dicey. If you watch the list of cases which this supreme court had been handling , then it would not be difficult to understand . THE PURPOSE IS TO KEEP Pakistan in a storm and weak so that foreign powers are able to twist its arms.
    Similarly it had been levying serious allegations against the armed forces of Pakistan. The purpose appears to be to provide fuel to foreign powersRecommend

  • Jul 12, 2012 - 9:55PM


    Everybody knows Musharraf did not take a gun and kill bugti, how can anyone prove that he did. The attorney journal is a joke and has no credibility. If Musharraf does not show the intention of coming back and contest the elections nobody would bother it. Its all the tactic to keep Musharraf away from home. They would not be able to succeed. Recommend

  • usali
    Jul 13, 2012 - 12:07AM

    So now i understand there are different types of dictators. Kudos to ‘secular’ dictator and fie be upon ‘non-secular’ dictators. Feel really sorry to read the comments here at ET. He has committed crimes against humanity, keeping bugti aside and deserves to be crucified for subversion of constitution.


  • SavingPakistan
    Jul 13, 2012 - 12:54AM

    This murderer did to pakistan and Muslims what NO OTHER POLITICIAN DID SO OPENLY, this whiskey drinkin murderer waged war against Muslims by bombing Waziristan at the behest of the US, he used OUR army against OUR people! Just so you know this tyrant has more blood on his hands than the US since he allowed the US to wage war against muslims USING PAKISTANI SOIL TO LAUNCH ATTACKS N ROUTES 4 WEAPONS THAT KILLED UR PEOPLE.Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jul 13, 2012 - 9:15AM


    dont you have a DPC rally to go shout slogans and appear disheveled at?


  • Shah
    Jul 13, 2012 - 9:44AM

    Bugti died of his own actions. Show me one country in the world who will tolerate secession? He was fighting the Pakistan army and got killed. You kill or get killed. He killed many many in the end got killed. When you live be the sword you die by the sword.

    This ATC judge is a tout of Nawaz Sharif who doesn’t care how the nation gets hurt so long he can hurt Musharraf. NS is on a dangerous path. He will lead Pakistan into the abyss. A leader unites people not divide. NS has to learn a lot before he can dream of becoming a PM again. Yes the politically active judiciary is with him but people are not.


  • Critics
    Jul 14, 2012 - 12:19AM

    The already rebellion Balochs turned more rebellious after the murder of their leader (Good or bad for them, doesn’t mater). They see it Murder of a Baloch Leader! Can’t these army officers use their right side of brains? Who in the modern world dare to kill a leader? If I were the General of that time, I had first asked Balochs what to do about Bugti! If Baloch had considered themselves Pakistanis they would had given me a reasonable solution in the benefit of Pakistani Nation. But hey, Pakistan has so many problems! Pakistan, you destroyed everything you had. Karachi a very beautiful place once is bleeding!!! Pakistan was a country to be since 1947 but still it is not! What if your army is good but more than half of your population is against it!


  • Critics
    Jul 14, 2012 - 12:23AM

    The Truth is: there is no unity among Pakistanis!!!! Since and before 1947!!!! Still it has to become Pakistan!!!


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