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Pakistan court orders Musharraf to appear in murder case

Published on Apr 7, 2014 6:43 PM
 
In this photograph taken on April 20, 2013, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (centre) salutes as he is escorted by military personnel on his arrival at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad. A Pakistani court hearing the murder case of a slain Baluch nationalist leader on Monday ordered embattled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to appear in person on April 21 or face arrest. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - A Pakistani court hearing the murder case of a slain Baluch nationalist leader on Monday ordered embattled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to appear in person on April 21 or face arrest.

Musharraf, who was last week indicted by a special court for treason, has been on bail in three other major cases dating to his time in power, including one relating to the 2006 assassination of Baluch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti during a military operation.

"Judge Tariq Anwar Kasi ordered Musharraf to appear in person on April 21 or the arrest warrant will be executed," a court official told AFP.

Mr Bugti led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Baluchistan's natural resources. His killing sparked deadly nationwide protests and inflamed an armed insurgency that rose up in 2004.

 
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