Source: News Bharati English28 Nov 2016 18:16:57

Islamabad, Nov 28: Baluchistan High Court in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant against former Pakistani President Gen Parvez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader and friend of India, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

According to a report published in ‘Dawn’ newspaper, the High Court bench issued these orders during the hearing of a review petition challenging the acquittal of Gen Musharraf by the Anti-Terrorism Court in the case.

Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Zaheeruddin Kakar heard a review petition filed by Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of Akbar Bugti. The counsel of former President Musharraf, Akhtar Shah pleaded in 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 has failed to appear before the court. The court ordered that the administration should ensure the provision of security to the former President while he appears in court.

Baloch Nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in an operation in Balochistan’s rugged mountains of Tara Toni in Kohlu district on August 26, 2006. Bugti had led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Balochistan’s natural resources. The death of the Baloch chieftain had sparked angry protests in parts of the country.