A court acquitted former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf Monday in a homicide case involving the killing of a separatist leader, Akbar Bugti, who’d perished in Baluchistan province, attorneys said. An anti-terrorism court pronounced the verdict in the southwestern city of Quetta, the provincial capital in Baluchistan.
The court accepted the argument of the defense that Musharraf had nothing related to the killing, said his attorney Akhtar Shah. He added he were pleading his customer’s innocence ever because the case was filed in 2009.
Musharraf’s authorities in mid-2000s started a crack down on separatist insurgents in Baluchistan province and Bugti was killed in a raid in 2006.
Separatists in the state happen to be fighting to get a larger share of sales from their area’s natural resources and need complete autonomy.
He alleged favoritism extended to the previous military dictator because of his history that was strong.
The 70-year old Musharraf took power and after that stepped down in 2008. He afterwards left the nation, but returned to Pakistan hoping to get a political come back.
Musharraf, who had not been in court Monday, continues to be released on bail pending all cases against him.