QUETTA - While hearing a petition on Friday, the Balochistan High Court (BHC) issued notices to former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf and other key officials of his regime in Nawab Akbar Bugtis murder. The petition is filed Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, son of late Akbar Bugti, seeking registration of a case regarding his fathers murder. Late Nawabs son had moved the BHC after the dismissal of his petition by the district and sessions judge Sibi. He has prayed the court to issue directives for registration of a case against the main accused along with former premier Shaukat Aziz, former Interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, former governor Balochistan Owais Ahmed Ghani, former chief minister Jam Muhammad Yousuf, former provincial Home minister Shohaib Nosherawani and other senior officials for their involvement in his fathers killing. The single bench of BHC, consisting of Chief Justice Qazi Faez Essa heard the petition while Hadi Shakil Ahmed and other lawyers appeared on behalf of the petitioner. They argued that the district court had the jurisdiction to order registration of a case against the previous government officials but the said court rejected the petition. The court, after hearing the arguments admitted the petition for regular hearing and directed to issue notices to the former president and other co-accused to appear before the court on the 7th of next month. The chief justice observed that Owais Ahmed Ghani was currently holding the office of Governor NWFP; therefore, an interpretation of Article 248 of Constitution was needed. He directed to issue notice to Attorney General of Pakistan to appear before the court for examining the matter vis-a-vis Governor NWFP Owais Ahmed Ghani on October 7. The defendants who are living abroad will be issued notices through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti has welcomed the BHC decision of issuing notices to Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf and others. Terming it as a positive step, he said he wanted to bring the murderers of all the innocent Baloch people, including his father Nawab Akbar Bugti, to justice, adding he would continue his efforts to achieve the purpose.