QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta on Monday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and former Governor KPK Owais Ghani in the Akbar Bugti murder case.
The ATC judge Abdul Samad Lasi resumed hearing of the case on Monday in which former federal interior minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao, Balochistan’s ex-home minister Shoeb Nowsherwani appeared in the court.
While ex-president Pervez Musharraf, former Prime Minister Showkat Aziz, Balochistan’s former governor Owais Ghani and DCO Dera Bugti Abdussamad Lasi did not appear in the court.
At this, the court issued non-bailable arrest warrants of aforesaid persons and put off hearing till June 24.
On the other hand, the court also reserved the judgment on bail plea filed by ex-president Pervez Musharraf in the Akbar Bugti murder case‚ which will be announced tomorrow (11th June).
Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a cave on August 26, 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf who was president and army chief at the time.
Bugti had led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Balochistan’s natural resources. The death of the colourful, British-educated chieftain sparked angry protests in the country.