QUETTA- An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta today indicted former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, in a case pertaining to the murder of Baloch nationalist Nawab Akbar Bugti .

During today's hearing, Musharraf's counsel submitted a medical report in the court, requesting the court to allow the former president exemption from appearance. He said, Musharraf was undergoing back pain and therefore he would be unable to appear in the court.

To which, the court questioned as to why a medical board was not constituted when it had been ordered in the last hearing of the case. The court said, Musharraf would be granted exemption from appearance in the court only after the medical board would appraise it about the former army strongman's health.

The hearing of the case was subsequently adjourned to Feburary 4, 2015. Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in August 2006 in an explosion in a cave where he had taken refuge, during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf who was president and army chief at the time.