QUETTA: An Anti Terrorism Court acquits former Pervez Musharraf in the Akbar Bugti murder case.
The court also acquitted former federal interior minister Aftab Sherpao and former Balochistan Home Minister Shoaib Nowsherwani in the case.
Akbar Bugti was killed in a cave on August 26, 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf, who was president and army chief at the time.
“We aren’t satisfied with the judgment and will challenge it in court,” Sohail Rajput, the lawyer for Bugti’s family, told reporters outside the court.
For decades, Baluchistan nationalists have accused Punjab, Pakistan’s most populated province, of exploiting their natural resources. Militants have targeted government installations, security forces, gas pipelines, railway tracks and electricity pylons.
Musharraf ordered a military crackdown in Baluchistan in late 2005 after being targeted by a rocket attack while visiting the province.