QUETTA - Annoyed over non-production of Pervez Musharraf during Monday’s proceedings for the Nawab Akbhar Khan Bugti assassination case, an anti-terrorism court ordered the former military ruler to appear on the next hearing.
The court also re-issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former governor Owais Ahmed Ghani among other accused.
Judge Ismail Baloch expressed displeasure over investigation team’s failure to produce Musharraf despite the issuance of court orders. Upon this, an investigation officer told the court the Home Department was working on it.
The judge, upon this, re-issued orders for appearance of Musharraf on the next hearing on September 10.
During the hearing, former Balochistan interior minister Mir Shohib Nosharawani and the counsel for former federal interior minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao appeared before the court.
Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, former Balochistan chief minister and veteran Baloch nationalist leader, was killed in a military swoop ordered by the government on August 26, 2006, then led by Pervez Musharraf as the president of Pakistan.
Later, Balochistan High Court directed Anti-Terrorism Court, Quetta, to conduct the hearing of the case filed by Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti against the assassination of his father.