Musharraf booked for Bugti killing

 Bugti (left) and Musharraf   The case was registered yesterday at Dera Bugti police station in Balochistan on the orders of the provincial High Court, lawyers representing Bugti's kin said.
  Others named in the case are former premier Shaukat Aziz, former Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, former Chief Minister Jaam Yousuf and former provincial Home Minister Shoaib Nosherwani.
  Former Balochistan Governor Awais Ahmed Ghani, who is now the Governor of the North West Frontier Province, has also been named in the First Information Report. However, police will include him in the investigation only after he completes his term in office. 
  The Balochistan High Court had directed police to register a case against Musharraf and his aides on October 7 in response to a petition filed by Bugti's son Jamil Akbar Bugti. The court had also summoned Musharraf to appear before it but neither he nor his counsel attended the proceedings.
  Musharraf, who resigned as President in August last year, is currently abroad for a lecture tour. He has been living outside Pakistan since mid-April.
   Bugti was killed with 37 of his followers in a military operation in Dera Bugti on August 26, 2006. Musharraf had ordered the operation against Bugti, a former Chief Minister of Balochistan and leader of the Jamhoori Watan Party.
  The new case adds to Musharraf's legal woes as police in Islamabad have already registered a case against him for illegally detaining over 60 judges during the 2007 emergency.
  The Supreme Court has already declared the emergency imposed by Musharraf as unconstitutional and illegal, raising the possibility of his trial on charges of treason.

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