BHC dismisses plea challenging Musharraf’s acquittal in Bugti case

The Baluchistan High Court dismissed an application challenging the acquittal of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and others in the Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti case. The application had been filed by the Baloch nationalist leader’s son, in 2016, challenging the verdict of an Anti-Terrorist Court in Quetta that acquitted the former military dictator and others in the case. A divisional bench of BHC, comprising justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langue, dismissed the application challenging the acquittal and maintained the judgment of the ATC.”We are not satisfied with the judgment,” Jamil Bugti’s counsel, Advocate Sohail Rajput, told reporters outside the high court. “We will challenge the BHC dismissal of our application in the SC.”Bloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an operation in Baluchistan’s rugged mountains of Taratani in Kohlu district on August 26, 2006.The death of the Bloch chieftain had sparked angry protests in parts of the country. Jamil Bugti had nominated Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, former governor Baluchistan Owais Ahmed Ghani and others in his father’s case.

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