Bugti murder case: PHC grants 24-day transit bail to Sherpao

Party chairman had requested for bail after Sibi ATC Judge had issued arrest warrants against him.

Umer Farooq August 06, 2012

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday granted a 24-day transit bail to former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao in the murder case of Baloch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti.

The Pakistan Peoples Party - Sherpao (PPP-S) chairman had requested for the transit bail after Sibi Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Nawaz Khan Barakzai had issued arrest warrants against him and those accused for allegedly killing Bugti, during a hearing of the case on July 18.

Justice Shahjahan Akhunzada approved Sherpao’s request by giving him a 24-day transit bail which would enable him to travel to Sibi and appear before the court for the hearing scheduled on August 15.

The arrest warrants for suspects include former president Pervez Musharraf, former premier Shaukat Aziz, former governor of Balochistan Awais Ahmed Ghani, former chief secretary Shoaib Nausherwani and former DCO Dera Bugti Abdul Samad Lasi.


Syed Shah | 11 years ago | Reply

It is wrong to use the word "murder" for Bugti. He was fighting the state of Pakistan and got killed in action. As a matter of fact brought it upon himself in the cave by sheer dynamics.

I know umpteen number of Balochs who were sick and tired of the tyranny of The Bugtis and The Mengals. They say Allah removed Bugti now He remove Mengal too. I am not saying this. Just meet a Balochi living out of the country and he will tell you, in Pakistan he may not say so clearly for fear of being murdered.

Now who are these judges giving so much of respect to the tyrants and murderers. You live by the sword you die by the sword. He died. So you call it a murder? No.

Tufan Agha | 11 years ago | Reply

The entire case is based on half truths and concoction of stories for political and personal reasons. Doesn't the courts including Supreme Court, Balochistan High Court and the session Court known that Akber Bugti killed three Army Officers in the same encounter in which he died. When the Chief Justice of Supreme Court remarks that all are equal before the Law, so where are the rights of those Army Prsonals who were killed by Nawab and his illegal armed militia.??

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