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Balochistan HC issues arrest warrant against former Pak Prez Pervez Musharraf

News Agencies | First published: 28 November 2016, 18:31 IST
Balochistan HC issues arrest warrant against former Pak Prez Pervez Musharraf
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On 28 November, the Balochistan High Court issued a bailable arrest warrant against former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in a military operation in 2006.

A divisional bench of the Balochistan High Court passed the order during hearing of review petition challenging acquittal of the 73-year-old former president by an Anti- Terrorism Court in the case, Dawn reported.

Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Zaheeruddin Kakar heard a review petition filed by Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, the son of Akbar Bugti.

The counsel of Musharraf, Akhtar Shah pleaded to the court that although his client respects the court, he cannot appear before the court due to "security reasons".

However, Bugti's lawyer complained that despite repeated orders, the former president Pervez Musharraf has failed to appear before the court.

The court ordered that the administration should ensure adequate security to Musharraf while he appears in court.

Pakistan government had allowed Musharraf to go abroad in March this year for medical treatment.

 
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