| GEO Pakistan|
| Bugti murder case maintainable: BHC|
| Updated at: 1734 PST, Friday, September 11, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Balochistan High Court (BHC) Friday summoned former President Pervez Musharraf along with a number of key officials of his regime in the next hearing of a former governor murder case set for October 7.
A divisional bench of BHC issued the notices to ex-government's officials while hearing a petition filed by Jamil Akbar Bugti for the registration of his father Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case, GEO News reported.
Nawab Akbar Bugti was the former Governor and Chief Minister of Balochistan province.
BHC’s single bench consisting of Chief Justice, Justice Qazi Faiz Esa heard the petition filed by Akbar Bugti’s son Jamil Akbar.
The counsels of the petitioner said District and Session Judge Dera Bugti was authorized to register case against those responsible for assassination of Akbar Bugti; however, the court illegally turned down the request for the purpose.
The court, after hearing the arguments, held the petition as maintainable and directed to issue notices to former President Gen (rtd) Pervez Musharraf, former premier Shaukat Aziz and others to appear on October 7.
The court said Balochistan Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani is currently governor of the NWFP, therefore, court directed to issue notice to Attorney General in his stead.
Those who were summoned by the court include Musharraf and former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, ex-federal interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and some other former officials.
The defendants who are living abroad will be issued notices through Foreign Ministry.