The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday reserved its verdict on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s bail plea in the murder case of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Musharraf’s counsel filed the bail plea in the BHC after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta rejected his application.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mengal and Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan resumed hearing on the application.

The court ordered crime branch to complete investigation into the case at the earliest and present a challan in the court.

The court reserved its judgment over the application after hearing arguments of Akbar Bugti’s son Jamil Akbar Bugti and lawyer Sohail Ahmed Rajpoot.

On July 15, an anti-terrorism court in Quetta directed police to produce Musharraf by July 30. Police presented initial charge sheets to the ATC, saying the former president could not be presented due to security threats.