QUETTA - The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday granted interim bail to former Chief Minister Balochistan and sitting Federal Minister Jam Muhammad Yousuf for three weeks, who is nominated in the murder of veteran Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.The Divisional Bench headed by Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel and Justice Mustafa Mengal heard the application submitted by Jam Muhammad Yousuf’s counsel M. Illyas.Jam Muhammad Yousuf alongwith his counsel appeared before the court.During the hearing, M. Illyas the counsel of Jam Yousuf took the stance that military action against Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was carried out on the directives of former President Pervez Musharraf and his client Jam Yousuf had no involvement in conduction of operation nor any such evidence was present against him.At this, the court inquired: “The then regime of Pervez Musharraf was unconstitutional and why he (Jam Yousuf) did not tender his resignation, was he powerless at that time and even when the incident of murder of Nawab Bugti occurred he did not resign, and if it was illegal operation then why former Chief Minister did not protest against it and if he had lodged protest where is its proof”.The bench also questioned that why Jam Muhammad Yousuf was not appearing before the court since 2009 and why he did it deliberately.On this, Jam Yousuf’s lawyer told the court that a defunct organisation Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) had threatened Jam Yousuf that he would be killed. At this, the court asked what is BLA, adding, that whether FIR was registered when BLA threatened Jam Yousuf.Later, the bench approved three-weeks interim bail of Jam Muhammad Yousuf against a bond and issued notices to Prosecutor General and son of Nawab Bugti, Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti to appear before court in next hearing. The case was later adjourned for three-weeks.It may be mentioned here that a Special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Sibi had issued arrest warrants of former President Pervez Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Mir Muhammad Yousuf, Awais Ahmed Ghani and other accused nominated in Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’s murder case.