Islamabad: The government may ask the
Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice for former President
Pervez Musharraf if Pakistani authorities sought his arrest in
connection with a case related to the killing of Baloch
nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, Interior Minister Rehman
Malik said today.
Malik made the remarks after the Balochistan High
Court today directed the police to register a case against
Musharraf and several of his close aides, including former
premier Shaukat Aziz, in connection with the killing of Bugti
in a military operation in 2006.
He said Musharraf is no longer the President and did
not enjoy any sort of immunity. The government can ask the
Interpol to issue Red Corner Notices for Musharraf and Aziz if
authorities and investigating officers in Balochistan make a
request in this regard, Malik told reporters.
The Balochistan High Court issued its order in
response to a petition filed by Bugti’s son Jamil Akbar Bugti.
The court had earlier summoned Musharraf to appear before it
for today’s hearing but neither he nor his counsel was present
at the proceedings.
The court directed police in Dera Bugti district to
register a First Information Report and to conduct an