The Balochistan High Court on Wednesday rejected the medical report of former president General Pervez Musharraf during the hearing of Nawab Akbar Bugti’s murder case.
The court also expressed annoyance over non-appearance of Musharraf in the case.
Jamil Bugti, the son of Nawab Akbar Bugti, had challenged the acquittal of former president in his father’s murder from an anti-terrorist court in Quetta earlier this year in BHC.
During the hearing, the divisional bench of BHC comprising Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar rejected the medical report presented by Musharraf’s lawyer.
“Nobody is above the law,” Justice Jamal Mandokhail remarked during the hearing.
The court also directed Musharraf’s lawyer to convince his client to appear before the court. Musharraf’s lawyer pleaded that the medical board does not allow his client to travel.
Jamil Akbar Bugti, had earlier nominated Gen Musharraf, Aziz, Ghani, former chief minister the late Jam Mohammad Yousuf, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao, former home minister Mir Mohammad Shoaib Nausherwani and Mr Lasi in the FIR registered at the Dera Bugti police station.
An FIR was registered under sections 302 and 304 of the Pakistan Penal Code against Musharraf and others in 2009 for their alleged involvement in Bugti’s murder.
Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an operation in Balochistan’s rugged mountains of Taratani in Kohlu district on August 26, 2006.
Bugti had led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Balochistan’s natural resources.
The death of the Baloch chieftain had sparked angry protests in parts of the country.