A Pakistani provincial court on Monday (28 November) issued an arrest warrant against former President General Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.
A divisional bench of Balochistan High Court passed the order during the hearing of a review petition challenging acquittal of the former president by an Anti-Terrorism Court in the case, Dawn reported.
Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an operation in Balochistan's rugged mountains of Taratani in Kohlu district on 26 August 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.
With inputs from IANS
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