Musharraf acquitted by anti terror court in Akbar Bugti case
Islamabad, Jan 18: An anti–terrorism court in Pakistan on Monday acquitted former president Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch tiolist leader wab Akbar Khan Bugti. The lawyer representing Bugti family told media that he will challenge the judgment in the higher court. The anti–terror court rejected the request by Jamil Akbar Bugti, eldest son of the late wab Akbar Bugti, to order exhumation of the body of his father to confirm that the body buried in Dera Bugti was that of his father.
In a separate application, Bugti requested the court to summon the members of a parliamentary committee who met Akbar Bugti following the violence in Dera Bugti in March 2005 in which dozens were killed. Jamil Bugti earlier med Gen. Musharraf, former chief minister the late Jam Mohammad Yousuf, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao and former home minister Mir Mohammad Shoaib usherwani in the FIR registered at the Dera Bugti police station. (ians)