Pervez Musharraf acquitted in Bugti murder case

PakistanPervez Musharraf acquitted in Bugti murder case

QUETTA, Pakistan: The former President Pervez Musharraf has been acquitted in the murder case of Balochistan nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti.

Musharraf was acquitted on Monday by an anti-terrorist court in Quetta which also acquitted former Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and former Balochistan Home Minister Shoaib Nosherwani in the same case.

The Court also rejected the petitioner Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti’s application for exhuming the grave of his father Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Meanwhile, the lawyer of Jamil Bugti expressed his dissatisfaction over the judgement and announced to challenge the court’s decision.

“We are not satisfied with this judgment and we will challenge it,” Sohail Rajput who represented Jamil Bugti in the court told reporters.

On the other hand, the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chief Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao expressed satisfaction over the judgment and said justice was upheld by the court.

The veteran 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. His death sparked angry protests in the country.

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