Bugti heirs ask Pakistan govt to unfold the mystery of "symbolic grave"

The heirs of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti have demanded that DNA samples be taken from his grave to unfold the mystery of his "symbolic-grave".

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013, 15:55 PM IST

Islamabad: The heirs of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti have demanded that DNA samples be taken from his grave to unfold the mystery of his "symbolic-grave".
"My grandfather`s (grave) is just a symbolic-grave. The government must take DNA from it to ascertain the facts," the Express Tribune reported on Tuesday quoting Gohram Bugti, grandson of the late Akbar Bugti.

The demand came a month after some members of the Bugti family resettled in their hometown for the first time since the 2005 military operation in Dera Bugti.
Jamil Akbar Bugti also demanded that the government hand over the corpse of his father, the paper said.

The 7th death anniversary of the Baloch leader was observed yesterday.
After a wave of armed struggle started in Balochistan in 2004, Bugti was widely perceived as the leader but went underground in 2005.

Former President Gen Pervez Musharraf had launched a military operation against him.

Bugti was killed on August 26, 2006 when a shell exploded in a cave located in Kohlu about 150 miles east of Quetta, leading to widespread unrest in the area.
Musharraf is now facing a trial in connection with the killing of Bugti.

PTI