Talal Bugti announces bounty on Musharraf’s head
* JWP chief will give Rs 1 billion, hundred acres of farmland
By Muhammad Zafar
QUETTA: Talal Bugti, the Jamhoori Watan Party president, has announced head money of Rs 1 billion and hundred acres of farmland on former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf for his crimes against humanity.
The JWP president made this announcement during a news conference in the presence of PML-N leader Sardar Yaqoob Nasir on Saturday. Talal said there was no truth in Musharraf’s recent statements, adding that he was spreading lies from day one. Musharraf was involved in heinous crimes against the state and society such as dismissing an elected government and dissolving parliament, killing Akbar Bugti along with 70 others, the Lal Masjid incident and other crimes, adding that they were unpardonable.
He said Musharraf posed a security threat and had undermined the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan. If he was really brave, he should return to Pakistan immediately and face the criminal charges against him, the JWP president told reporters. Talal said Musharraf was a coward and would never return to Pakistan knowing the ground realities.
He demanded Musharraf’s name be sent to Interpol to bring him back to the country otherwise he would further disclose state secrets to his masters that might further weaken national sovereignty.
“A former intelligence agency official, Brigadier (r) Masood Malik, had reportedly agreed to appear as witness in Akbar Bugti’s murder case on the condition of official pardon during the Musharraf junta,” he claimed. He demanded the chief justice of Pakistan issue an arrest warrant against Musharraf to bring him to justice. It may be mentioned here that police registered a murder case against the former president for killing Akbar Bugti and 70 others. The Balochistan High Court had issued an order to the police to register a murder case against Musharraf following a writ petition filed by Jamil Bugti. There was no progress as the government has been reluctant to accelerate police proceedings against Musharraf and other co-accused.