Reward for Gen Musharraf's head: 1K acre of land

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    Reward for Gen Musharraf's head: 1K acre of land


    Even as Pakistan's former President Gen [Retd] Pervez Musharraf said he was entering politics in order to bring back the fading hope of public and changes in political culture of Pakistan, a desperate Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Chief Talal Akbar Bugti announced a reward of Rs 1,000 acres of canal-irrigated land in the Katchi canal area on the head of former Military dictator.

    According to a report in The News of Urdu daily Jang group, from Quetta, Talal Bugti claimed that former president General Musharraf was involved in the murder of his father Akbar Bugti two years ago.

    Nawab Akbar Bugti, the chieftain of the Bugti tribe, was killed in a fierce gunbattle with government forces in his hideout in August 2006. Reports at that time had said 21 elite commandos and 37 militants were killed in fighting on the border of Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts. Six officers were among the 21 security force personnel killed.

    'Carpet of death' will welcome Musharraf
    He made a reference to the statement of Musharraf in which the former president claimed that Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry would accord him red-carpeted welcome on his arrival in the country. Talal remarked that Musharraf would be given "red-carpeted" (carpet of death) welcome from him.

    Talal Akbar Bugti strongly rejected the statement of the Abdul Qayum Jatoi, the Federal Minister for Defence production that the Pakistan Army was involved in the murder of his father Akbar Bugti and said that it was Gen Musharraf who got him killed. He expressed his firm resolve that former President Gen. Musharraf would be brought to justice for the crime he had committed and vowed to avenge his father's murder in accordance with the Baloch traditions.

    Minister Sacked
    Meanwhile reports in the media including Dawn and The Nation said Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday sacked Abdul Qayum Jatoi, after summoning him to the PM House for an explanation over a bizarre outburst against the Chief Justice of Pakistan and adjudging his defence as feeble. The prime minister had taken very serious notice of the vitriolic attack by his cabinet minister and had summoned him to Islamabad immediately. Jatoi fired the broadside, which even an opposition leader would find too hot to own up, against the high and mighty after meeting Talal Bugti, son of the late Nawab Akbar Bugti, at his Quetta residence.

    The minister went so far as to hold the army responsible for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Nawab Bugti. "We provided the Army with uniform and boots not to kill their own countrymen, kill Nawab Sahib (Bugti) and Benazir Bhutto." Jatoi did not stop here.

    He came up with a laughable suggestion that corruption should be shared by all. "All groups - Sindhi, Pakhtun, Baloch, Seraiki and Punjabi - should get an equal share in corruption." Jatoi did not baulk at slandering even Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the chief justice. He alleged that the Chief Justice had a 'fake' domicile of Balochistan since he hailed from Faisalabad.

    'Not a dictator'
    The Nation in a report said Pervez Musharraf has said that he is entering politics in order to bring back the fading hope of public and changes in political culture of Pakistan. In an interview with a British newspaper, the former President said that he has never considered himself a dictator. "Personally I never saw myself as a dictator, even though people called me that, but now when I come back I will be a politician on normal terms. I am also a born optimist, which helps. We have everything going in Pakistan - the failure is only of leadership, not the people."

    For the last two years he has earned a lucrative living on the global lecture circuit, enlightening select audiences on what it was like to have a ringside seat in the war on terror.

    As the military ruler of Pakistan in the turbulent period after 9/11, former president Musharraf has no shortage of ideas on how to fight extremists and pacify both his homeland and neighbouring Afghanistan.

    Now the former general is about put his theories to the test - quitting his comfortable retirement pad in London, where he has lived since stepping down in 2008, and returning to Pakistan to launch his own political party. The All Pakistan Muslim League will have its opening manifesto launch in London on Friday, aiming for nothing less than to "change the political culture" of his home nation, where last month's devastating floods have added to already crippling problems with terrorism and weak government.

    Indeed, given the scale of the challenges he now plans to grapple with, it is perhaps no surprise to learn that the public speaking firm to which Mr Musharraf is signed with, the elite Harry Walker agency, also has anti-poverty campaigner Bono, climate change guru Al Gore and several other stars of the "how-to-save-the-world" school of motivational speaking on its books. "I am very comfortable travelling around the world on lectures, but I am going into politics for the greater cause of Pakistan," Mr Musharraf told The Sunday Telegraph in an interview last week.

    "The people have reached the end of their hopes, and I want to try to rekindle their faith in both themselves and Pakistan itself. It would be better to try and fail rather than not to try at all," Musharraf said.
     
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    Baloch nationalist leader's son offers Rs1 billion bounty for Pervez Musharraf's head


    The son of Baloch nationalist leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti, who was killed during Pervez Musharraf's regime has offered a bounty of Rs 1 billion and 1,000 acres of land to any person who beheads the former military ruler.

    The offer was made by Talal Akbar Bugti, the son of late Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party, while addressing a news conference in Quetta yesterday. Bugti said Musharraf also deserved a death sentence for overthrowing an elected government in 1999.

    "I give the status of wajib-ul-qatl (fit to be killed) to Musharraf. As you are aware, he ended a democratic government elected with a large mandate in 1999 and he deserves the death sentence according to Article 6 (of the constitution which relates to high treason). Therefore, he is wajib-ul-qatl," said Bugti.

    "(Musharraf) is also wajib-ul-qatl for killing innocent people in Balochistan. The government allowed him to leave the country," he said. He said Musharraf also deserves to die for killing innocent people.

    Besides, Musharraf was fit to be killed as he had committed many "unforgivable" crimes, including the killing of innocent people during the 2007 Lal Masjid operation, he said.

    Bugti said he would give land and money to any person who killed Musharraf, now living in self-exile in Britain.

    Bugti condemned Musharraf's allegation that his father was a traitor and claimed the former president had strengthened case against him by acknowledging his links in the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti.

    Addressing the news conference along with senior PML-N leader Sardar Yaqoob Nasir, Bugti said Musharraf had been fully exposed in front of the public after his recent comments to the media.

    Such "false statements" by Musharraf have caused irreparable damage to Pakistan’s sovereignty, he said.

    If Musharraf had the guts, he would come to Pakistan and face the cases against him, Bugti said. The government should show seriousness and bring the former dictator back through Interpol and award him exemplary punishment, he added.

    Bugti claimed that one Brig (retired) Masood Malik, a former intelligence officer during Musharraf's regime, had agreed to become an approver against the former military ruler so that charges of genocide and abduction of innocent people in Balochistan could be framed against him.

    Bugti appealed to the Supreme Court chief justice to issue arrest warrants for Musharraf.

    On August 26, 2006, Bugti was killed in a cave, about 150 miles east of Quetta, leading to widespread unrest in the area, where he is widely regarded as a hero and martyr.

    In an angry response to Bugti's threats and allegations, Musharraf told a gathering of his supporters in the British city of Manchester that he did not get Nawab Akbar Bugti killed and that he does not fear anyone.

    Musharraf said Nawab Akbar Bugti died fighting with the Frontier Corps.

    "They say I killed Bugti. I was the President, he died fighting the Frontier Corps. The Frontier Corps has an officer in-charge, then there are the Corps Commander, the chief minister, the governor and the prime minister.

    Was I a platoon commander who went and killed him?" he said.

    "I want to respond to (Talal Akbar Bugti's) threats.

    He thinks he can kill me.

    Let him come before me and we will talk face to face and then we'll see what he can do. Let him come and take me on," Musharraf thundered as his supporters cheered.
     
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    Musharraf 'fit to be murdered', says 'fatwa'


    ISLAMABAD: Adding to woes of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a group of religious scholars has issued a 'fatwa' declaring him "fit to be murdered" while a petition filed in the Supreme Court has sought registration of a high treason case against him.

    The fatwa or edict was issued by a group of politicians and religious scholars during a meeting in Quetta on Saturday, declaring Musharraf, who is preparing to return to Pakistani political arena, 'wajibul qatal' (fit to be murdered)

    It was issued over the assassination of Baloch nationalist leaders Nawab Akbar Bugti and Nawabzada Balach Marri and the 2007 military operation against a seminary linked to Islamabad's Lal Masjid.

    The meeting was organised by the Jamhoori Watan Party and presided over by its chief Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti, the son of Nawab Akbar Bugti.

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

    Among those who addressed Saturday's meeting were former Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam parliamentarian Maulana Noor Muhammad, Ata-ur-Rehman and Maulana Abdul Qadir Looni.

    They called on the Supreme Court to issue a directive for bringing Musharraf back to Pakistan through Interpol and try him for the murder of Akbar Bugti and the killing of students of Jamia Hafsa, a women seminary linked to the Lal Masjid.

    They also demanded action against Musharraf for abrogating the Constitution and detaining nuclear scientist A Q Khan, who was arrested for heading a secret nuclear proliferation ring.

    Meanwhile, a man named Maulvi Iqbal Haider has filed a petition in the apex court, asking it to do away with technicalities and order the registration of a case of high treason against Musharraf for proclaiming a state of emergency in November 2007.

    The petition said "any inaction" on the court's part may encourage others to do the same.

    The petition was an appeal against the Sindh High Court's verdict of October 14 that dismissed Haider's earlier petition seeking the registration of a case of treason against Musharraf.

    Haider has filed a slew of cases against the former military ruler.

    In his new petition, Haider said action should also be taken against Musharraf's legal adviser Sharifuddin Pirzada and former Attorney General Malik Qayyum for helping the ex-President proclaim emergency.

    Haider named the federal government, law ministry, interior secretary, home secretary of Sindh, Pirzada and Qayyum as respondents in his petition.

    Musharraf, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Britain since April last year, recently launched his new party - the All Pakistan Muslim League - and announced plans to contest the next general election in 2013.

    However, he has not yet set a date for his return to Pakistan.

    Read more: Musharraf 'fit to be murdered', says 'fatwa' - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...s-fatwa/articleshow/6803152.cms#ixzz13HcSeBNR
     
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    ‘Fatwa’ justifies Musharraf’s murder


    * Declaration calls for former president’s murder for killing Bugti, other innocent people, including Jamia Hafsa students

    By Mohammad Zafar

    QUETTA: Political leaders and religious scholars made a unanimous declaration justifying the murder of former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf in revenge for killing Akbar Bugti and other innocent people, including students of Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad during his government.

    The Jamhoori Watan Party of Talal Akbar Bugti sponsored the conference on Saturday in which prominent religious scholars and political leaders participated and signed a joint declaration against Musharraf justifying his killing. The Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen Pakistan, Shia Ulema Council Balochistan, Tanzeem-e-Islam Pakistan, JUI-S and religious scholars participated in the conference. The theme of the conference was ‘If Salman Rushdi deserved to be killed, why not Musharraf, who was responsible for killing innocent people and also of desecration of the holy Quran at Jamia Hafsa’.

    The speakers criticised Musharraf for his unpardonable crimes against humanity and held him solely responsible for killing thousands of Balochs in a military operation, students of Jamia Hafsa, violation of the constitution, making changes in the Hudood Ordinance, insulting Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, handing over Dr Aafia Siddiqui and Abdul Salam Asif to the US, violating the sanctity of mosques, and other unpardonable crimes against society and the state.
     

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