Baloch leaders demand Musharraf’s trial for Bugti’s assassination

December 8th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Islamabad, Dec. 8 (ANI): While former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is planning to return to country’s political by lanes, demands for his trial for killing Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti have once again gained momentum.

Initiating a debate on the recently announced Balochistan package in the National Assembly, Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the package was not sufficient to address the grievances of the Baloch people.

Khan said both the governor and the chief minister of Balochistan have rejected the package.

He urged the government to immediately register a case against Musharraf for Bugti’s assassination, which the only way to pacify the Baloch people.

“The people of Balochistan demand that the killers of Nawab Akbar Bugti, Lala Munir and other Baloch leaders be punished,” The News quoted Khan, as saying.

Senator Hasil Bizenjo also urged the government to take action against Musharraf, adding that the special package would not heal the wounds and fill the gap of distrust.

“Our trust has been being breached for decades since the creation of Pakistan,” Bizenjo said.

Bizenjo said it was not only Musharraf who was responsible for Bugti’s murder, but the Army and other institutions also played important role in his assassination.

“If the government is helpless in bringing Musharraf back, it should try other officers who are present in Pakistan,” he said.

Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Shahid Bugti said there was no need of constituting any inquiry commission to probe Akbar Bugti’s death.

“After Akbar Bugti was killed, Pervez Musharraf praised his men by saying: well done boys. Since an FIR against Pervez Musharraf has been registered for killing Akbar Bugti, there was no need of constituting any inquiry commission,” he said. (ANI)

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