Pakistan Court Indicts Pervez Musharraf Over Akbar Bugti Murder
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was charged Wednesday with the murder of Akbar Bugti, a rebel leader in gas province of Baluchistan (Southwest) killed in 2006 in a military operation.
General Musharraf, the power of his coup in late 1999 to his resignation in the summer of 2008, was already charged with high treason for imposing a state of emergency while he was in power and for his alleged role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
On Wednesday, a civil court terrorism Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, was accused Musharraf and former federal and provincial Ministers of the Interior, Aftab Khan Sherpao Kahmad and Shoaib Nosherwani, for the murder of Akbar Bugti “said AFP the prosecutor Taimur Shah.
Nawab Bugti, governor in the 70s, then chief minister in the late 80s, Balochistan before joining the separatist rebellion in the early 2000s, was murdered in 2006 in the Pakistani military operation.
The death of this influential tribal leader had helped to perk up the rebellion, autonomist and secessionist, Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province, but the least developed despite its significant gas and mining resources.
The former president Musharraf, who now lives in Karachi (south), did not attend Wednesday unlike his two co-defendants in the case.