Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf for Baloch leader Akbar Bugti's murder
Quetta: Former Pakistan dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has been indicted by an anti-terrorism court for Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti's murder. The court in Quetta also charged former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and former provincial interior minister Mir Shoaib Nosherwani in the case.
According to Pakistani news website Dawn during the hearing on Wednesday, Musharraf's counsel requested the court to allow his client exemption from appearance. The lawyer said Musharraf was undergoing back pain and therefore he would be unable to appear in the court.
The then asked as to why a medical board was not constituted when it had been ordered in the last hearing of the case. The court said Musharraf would be granted exemption from appearance in the court only after the medical board would apprise it about the former army strongman's health.
The hearing of the case was subsequently adjourned to Feb 4.
Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan 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.