ATC orders Musharraf: ‘Appear before court or face cancellation of bail in Bugti murder case’

musharaf 3QUETTA: An ATC rejecting a medical report of former president Pervez Musharraf Monday ordered him to appear before the court in the next hearing of the case over the death of elderly Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

According to details, lawyer Zeeshan Cheema submitted Musharraf’s medical certificate in court stating his poor health.The court rejected the medical report of the former president and asked his lawyer to ensure his presence in the next hearing.

ATC has further directed Balochistan government to constitute a medical board with Sindh government and submit medical report after examining former president. Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an operation in Balochistan’s Kohlu district on August 26, 2006. Nawab Bugti’s son Jamil Akbar Bugti had nominated Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and other high-ups in the murder case of his father.

Judge of the ATC in his remarks warned that bail of former president would be cancelled if he failed to appear before the court on December 10.  Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and ex home minister Balochistan Mir Shoaib Nowsherwani appeared in court for Monday’s hearing.

The two former ministers requested the court to separate their case from the former president’s case.  “The former president has not been appearing in the court therefore we request the court to separate our case,” their counsels pleaded. The court however accepted Musharraf’s application of one day’s exemption before the court on Monday and adjourned the next hearing of the case until December 10. INP


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