Musharraf`s supporters seek action against Baloch leader

Close aides of Pervez Musharraf have submitted an application asking the police in the capital to register a case against Baloch nationalist leader Talal Akbar Bugti.

Islamabad: Close aides of Pervez
Musharraf have submitted an application asking the police in
the capital to register a case against Baloch nationalist
leader Talal Akbar Bugti for offering a bounty to anyone who
beheads the former Pakistan President.

A police spokesman said three leaders of Musharraf`s
new party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Sher Afgan Khan
Niazi, Rashid Qureshi and Ahmed Raza Kasuri filed the
application at the Secretariat police station.

The APML leaders sought the registration of a First
Information Report (FIR) against Talal Bugti, Shah Zen Bugti
and Sardar Yaqub Nasir for offering a bounty for the killing
of Musharraf.

They alleged that the trio had provoked people and
hatched a conspiracy to assassinate the former President.

Police had received the application and are
considering necessary legal action in this regard, the
spokesman said.

During a meeting chaired by Talal Bugti in Quetta on
Saturday, a group of political leaders and religious scholars
issued a "fatwa" (edict) declaring Musharraf "wajibul qatal"
(fit to be murdered) for the assassination of Baloch
nationalist leaders Nawab Akbar Bugti and Nawabzada Balach
Marri and the 2007 military operation against a women`s
seminary linked to Islamabad`s radical Lal Masjid.

Talal Bugti, the son of the late Nawab Akbar Bugti,
recently caused a sensation by announcing a bounty of Rs 1
billion and 1,000 acres of land for anyone who beheads
Musharraf.

PTI

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