Balochistan crisis: CJ terms Akbar Bugti killing 'biggest mistake'

Published: September 4, 2012
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Calls for resolving Dera Bugti matter within two weeks. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS/FILE

Calls for resolving Dera Bugti matter within two weeks. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while hearing the Balochistan law and order case, termed  Nawab Akbar Bugti’s killing “the biggest mistake” and said that there could be no peace until the Dera Bugti matter was resolved and ordered for this to be done within two weeks, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The chief justice made these remarks in the Supreme Court’s Quetta Registry where he was heading a three-member bench and hearing cases pertaining to missing people and the Balochistan law and order situation.

During the hearing, Akbar Bugti’s son and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief Nawabzada Talal Bugti said that him leaving would result in external forces taking over Dera Bugti.

The chief secretary said that measures were being taken to ensure peace in the area, upon which the chief justice gave directives for including Nawab Bugti’s family in the voters’ list.

“Providing security to the people is a duty of the government,” said Justice Chaudhry.

During the hearing, the chief justice, irked at Attorney General Ifran Qadir’s absence, told the deputy AG to summon six federal secretaries instead.

At one point, the chief justice enquired about the doctors’ strike underway in Quetta, to which the advocate general replied saying they were outside. The chief justice directed him to bring them inside respectfully.

The chief justice ordered them to end the strike, to which they agreed.

The police department, as per the chief justice’s instructions, submitted the notification pertaining to shoulder promotions in the court.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • M Hasan
    Sep 4, 2012 - 1:42PM

    CJ himself is the biggest mistake for our country. He and this governement is the punishment from Allah for our sins as a nation!

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  • Arifq
    Sep 4, 2012 - 1:49PM

    Honorable CJP, why make political statements? As long as you hold the CJP office, you have no business in making political or administrative statements. By venturing into the political arena you compromise courts neutrality and objectivity. Pakistan needs institutions, not another Sultan Rahi kind of hero which can only be found in Punjabi movies.

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  • zeeshan
    Sep 4, 2012 - 1:53PM

    May Allah bless you and give you barakat for all the nice work you are doing our Honourable Chief Sab. You are truly the last hop. Thank You.Recommend

  • waja
    Sep 4, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Our CJ has found an addiction of making headlines. He should worry about his own institution and his absolute failure to improve justice system of Pakistan.

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  • Naveed Javed
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:16PM

    So Will you Musharref back for a trial?

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  • Reader
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:17PM

    What is shoulder prmotions? Is this a legitimate method of promoting people under rules of the institution? CJP should pass an order giving details of why this method of promotions is illegal. The Judiciary should have their own newspaper and a TV channel so that they get the desired coverage.

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  • US
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:21PM

    Great work, keep going CJ we are always standing with you to solve these issue and make Pakistan a worth place to live.

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  • Muzaffar
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:22PM

    Bravo CJ !!

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  • MAD
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:23PM

    Well The Bugti killing did give a face and a cause to the Balochistan independence movement. Bugti was a criminal and he was turned into a martyr.

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  • Sonya
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:29PM

    Bugti killing a biggest mistake: CJ. and at that time Pakistan had PCO Judge, currently Chief Justice of Pakistan.

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:33PM

    And the second biggest mistake was to have you restored as the CJ.. !!

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  • Gratgy
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:44PM

    Killing??? But Mian Musharraf said Akbar Bugti comitted suicide..

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  • Shahrukh
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:46PM

    It is true that killing Bugti was biggest mistake done and its high time that justice be delivered otherwise things in Baluchistan will deteriorate further. Atleast our CJ understands what it means to be on right side of history.

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  • Sep 4, 2012 - 2:48PM

    I fully agree with Arif’s comments.

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  • Muhammad Arif
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:57PM

    Such remarks by the Chief Justice doesn’t suit his post.

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  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Sep 4, 2012 - 2:59PM

    I agree current CJP was the biggest mistake.

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  • SaneVoice
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:04PM

    Unrealistic, Political and biased statement. Bugti always considered himself above the law and he compromised the national solidarity by act of sabotages. Mr. Bugti was in a cave with some fully armed absconders at the time of his death and he was killed in a cross firing with the law enforcement agencies called by the Government of Baluchistan. .Mr. CJ none is the above law and no one should be spared even he is Nawaz Sharif or Arsalan Iftikhar. If you feel the then Government committed any unlawful act then you are equally responsible because you were the one who validated the Musharraf regime.

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  • Shahzad
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:12PM

    The ‘biggest mistake’ was making you CJ. You name will be remember in history with the likes of Mir Jafar.

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  • Ali Hasan
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:17PM

    Akbar Bugti was killed in this decade. Balochistan has been the way it is for more than six decades. Everybody has an agenda, everybody needs a scapegoat.

    The CJ had a feud with Musharraf so obviously everything Musharraf did will be the biggest problem in the history of the country.

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  • Muhammad Iqbal
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:21PM

    Dont care for nasty comments and keep doing chief saheb

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  • Obedullah
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:22PM

    Want to solve Balochistan issue ?? Simple solution blame it on India!!

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  • Popularist
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:33PM

    Musharraf did theright thing! This is how all these anti state elements should be dealt with-No Talks-No respite-Just action! CJ in his usual blind hatred for Musharraf is taking such actions which will ruin Pakistan further! To corroborate look at his action of releasing terrorists by saying “No evidence Found” and since then look at the massacres these anti state cancerous minds have done in Pakistan! Last but not the least Cj should retire and wait for two years before he can emerge as a political leader from his favourite party ML-N whom every typ of relief he has provided in past 5 years due to his strong “relations” with them!!!!!!

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  • Imran
    Sep 4, 2012 - 3:38PM

    This man has developed a habit of talking big, but delivering nothing in actual practice.

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  • Mohammad
    Sep 4, 2012 - 4:56PM

    No my Lord, your restoration is the biggest mistake!

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  • khaleeq nazar
    Sep 4, 2012 - 5:32PM

    crocodile tears.Not even dare to condole the family of his mentor though in the apex court as PCO judge.

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  • Azad
    Sep 4, 2012 - 5:38PM

    @MAD:
    Helo MAD, how can you label Bugti as a criminal, who are you to decide it. So you are saying that killing him is justified? Then go and kill every criminal in this country starting from top leaders. Laws of the land should be followed for any kind of justice. Balochistan issue has been there for 65 years but nobody in the center/establishment was ready to accept it. It just got more momentum after this brutal killing, disappearances of political workers.Recommend

  • casim
    Sep 4, 2012 - 5:55PM

    some people just love to do one thing, which is to bash everyone possible, nothing constructive to say :) maybe its time we think towards positive direction & do something for Pakistan ourselves instead of sitting in comfort & rant about everyone. In next election vote wisely, I hope you guys can do this bit at least? or maybe you want to try Zardari again or Nawaz as so called liberals hate Imran khan :) I’m quite sick of liberals & conservatives

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Sep 4, 2012 - 5:58PM

    “Mr. Bugti was killed by RAW agents” – Mr. Rehman Malik.

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  • Jadugar
    Sep 4, 2012 - 6:25PM

    ” Big Mistake” Really Mr. Chief Justice!!!! or is it to have you as Chief Justice. It very clear that yo pick and choose your cases.

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  • Morons
    Sep 4, 2012 - 7:59PM

    @zeeshan: “You are truly the last hop

    The last hop towards the fall of Pakistan…hehe

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  • Feroz
    Sep 4, 2012 - 8:13PM

    CJ says killing of Akbar Bugti was a mistake. How can killing of a citizen willfully by the State be a mistake, it is an murder. Thank you CJ Sir for teaching us a little bit about Justice.

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  • din
    Sep 4, 2012 - 11:14PM

    Why Baloch are angry ?This is 5th army operation going on in Balochistan.We should work on root cause . The CJ should also adress if he can on root cause.What happened in 1948 with Baloch people and why?The Baloch Assembly (Aewan Bala &aAewan Zareen), which resolulation passed in19477jan1948 by these Aewans.Why not to discuss on these facts to solve the issues. Alwayes lieying, in all field lies,in school teaching ,news papers, radio tv, mosques every where lies? and how long 65 years passed.

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  • Abbas Ahmad
    Sep 5, 2012 - 12:36AM

    Assassination of Nawab Akbar Bugti was the biggest blunder in the history of Pakistan. This event took place because of the ego of dictatorship otherwise Nawab Bugti and committees led by Ch. Shujahat and Mushahid Hussain had almost solved the problem.

    Akbar bugti has reached a very high pedestal in history. Today man people observe his death anniversary and when Musharraf die we will see how many people will cry for the beloved dictator. The problem here is the comments of few ignorant persons who don’t know anything about the situation of Balochistan and what actually transpired during the time when Bugti was assassinated, make senseless comments such as Bugti was a criminal and killing him was right. Such people represent ignorant masses who will remain ignorant forever one can’t expect them to know the truth ever.

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  • CNIC
    Sep 5, 2012 - 2:23PM

    Can anyone tell please, where was CJ when Bugti Sahab was eliminated? appreciate your comment after 6 years, CJ Sahab……

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  • dpd
    Sep 6, 2012 - 6:41PM

    CJ, i beg to differ. Any such killings is the biggest mistake. Killings of SHIA’S is the biggest mistake. Killings of AHMEDDIE’s is the biggest mistake. Killings in KARACHI is the biggest mistake. Killings of BALOCHI’S is the biggest mistake. Please TRY and rectify these MISTAKES.

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  • Abdul Wahab
    Sep 7, 2012 - 2:33PM

    @dpd:
    i agree

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  • Agha
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:17AM

    the two nation theory a mistake.. the base of formation a mistake… from head to toe mistakes, mistake and blunders…from where to begin cleansing my country. keep the spirit of hope one day we will get there.

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