Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pak court issues non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti murder case

Islamabad, June 11 : An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former president retired General Pervez Musharraf for failing to appear before the court in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case. The court also issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former governor Owais Ghani and former deputy commissioner of Dera Bugti Abdul Samad Lasi for the same.

According to Dawn News, on the bail application filed by General Musharraf, judge Mohammad Ismail reserved his decision following completion of arguments by the applicant's counsel Mohammad Ilyas.

Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, son of Nawab Bugti, has nominated Musharraf, Aziz, Ghani, former chief minister the late Jam Mohammad Yousuf, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao, former home minister Mir Mohammad Shoaib Nausherwani and Lasi in the FIR registered at the Dera Bugti police station, the report said.

The hearing was adjourned to June 24.

Nawab Bugti was killed by the firing of security forces in Dera Bugti's mountains on Aug 26, 2006, the report added.


Musharraf wins bond in one case, not in two others

Published: June 11, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is escorted by soldiers as he arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. Pakistan's ex military leader Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Tuesday in a second case relating to his nine-year rule, bringing closer his possible release after nearly two months of house arrest

ISLAMABAD, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Tuesday as he awaits trial on charges he illegally jailed 60 judges in 2007, officials say.

The Islamabad High Court ordered him to deposit surety bonds worth about $8,500, Dawn.com reported.

However, a court in Quetta rejected Musharraf application for bail in a case in which the former strongman is accused of involvement in the death of reputed Balochistan warlord Akbar Bugti in 2006. The judge also turned down Musharraf's request to move the trial to Islamabad.

Sohail Rajput, a lawyer for one of Bugti's sons, said the Quetta court turned down the requests because Musharraf had repeatedly defied summons to appear in court.

In a third case, Musharraf was exempted from appearing before an anti-terror court in Rawalpindi in which he charged with involvement in the death of Benazir Bhutto in 2007.


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