The former President of Pakistan has been acquitted from the murder case of Akbar Bugti. Anti-Terrorism court is a special type of court that declared the defendant, Musharraf as an innocent one. He was accused of murdering the Jamhoori Watan Party leader as he was the military ruler and also the president. In addition to that, Bugti was killed under the military operation, held in 2006.
On Monday, the court also released the other individuals from this case, Aftab Khan Sherpao and Shoaib Nosherwani. Exhumation request from the son of late Bugti was also rejected by the court. It is also relevant to the case that prior to this operation, Musharraf had many talks and formal meetings with the late Bugti in 2005. In those meetings, various negotiations were tried by the former President.
Son of Bugti, Jamil, told the court that right after the indictment of Musharraf in December 2015, he sent the apology letter to him so as to accept that event as the God’s will and not take any legal actions. Jamil was quite firm on not to forgive him. Jamil’s perspective was to observe the negotiation efforts conducted by the Musharraf with him, were quite a clear evidence that he was guilty. The court thought the other way round and declared him as innocent