Pakistani court issues notice to Musharraf for murder case
Pakistan's Balochistan High Court (BHC) Friday summoned former President Pervez Musharraf along with a number of key officials of his regime in the next hearing of a former governor murder case set for Oct. 7, local TV channel reported.
A divisional bench of BHC issued the notices to ex-government's officials while hearing a petition filed by Jamil Akbar Bugti for the registration of his father Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case, the private TV channel GEO News reported. Nawab Akbar Bugti was the former Governor and Chief Minister of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, Xinhua reported.
Those who were summoned by the court include Musharraf and former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, ex-federal interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and some other former officials.
Earlier, a local court had rejected the same petition against Musharraf.
Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in 2006 by security forces during Musharraf's regime. He is also the chief of the bugti tribe who went underground in 2005 joining militants that have been waging an armed insurgency for a long time.
Since late 2004, hundreds of people have been killed in the clashes between security forces and local anti-government tribals demanding greater autonomy and a bigger share of profits from Balochistan's natural resources.