Court reissues arrest warrants of Musharraf, Aziz in Bugti case
QUETTA: A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Sibbi on Wednesday once again issued arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former Balochistan chief minister Mir Jam Muhammad Yousaf, former Balochistan governor Awais Ahmed Ghani and others nominated in the Akbar Bugti murder case.
The arrest warrants were issued by ATC judge Nawaz Khan Barakzai in Sibbi while hearing the murder case of Akbar Bugti, which was registered at the Kohlu Police Station. The sessions court in Kohlu had sent the case to the ATC in Sibbi on July 4.
Jam Muhammad Youaf and Aftab Ahmed Sherpao, who are among those nominated in the case, have been granted bail. The court ordered arrest of all those nominated in the case and their production before the court during the next hearing.
The court said it was the last chance for Musharraf, Aziz, Yousaf, Sherpao, former Balochistan home minister Shoaib Nosherwani and former Dera Bugti DCO Abdul Samad Lasi. Later, the hearing was adjourned until September. It may be recalled that earlier a Quetta judicial magistrate had also issued arrest warrants for all the accused nominated in the case. The ATC in Sibbi has also earlier issued warrants for the accused. Yousaf was issued protective bail by the Sindh High Court, while some of the accused have not got bail.
Bugti was murdered during a military operation on August 26, 2006.
Posted by: Steve White