Court issues arrest warrants of Musharraf, Shaukat Aziz
kistani court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz over the killing of a Baluch rebel leader, a lawyer said. Musharraf was president and Shaukat Aziz prime minister when the main leader of the rebel movement in southwestern province Baluchistan, tribal chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti, died in a cave hideout during an army raid in August 2006. Bugti led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Baluchistan's natural resources. The death of the colourful, British-educated chieftain sparked angry protests in the country. "Today the judicial magistrate in Quetta has issued an arrest warrant for both Musharraf and Shaukat Aziz," Adnan Kasi, a lawyer representing Bugti's elder son Jamil said. The arrest warrant would be sent to the federal government to take steps to present the accused in court, Kasi said.