Judge Nawaz Khan Barakzai of the anti-terrorism court in Sibi city of Balochistan province expressed anger at the police's failure to produce the accused. He directed police to arrest and present the accused in his court during the next hearing on Sept 5.
Besides Musharraf, the other accused in the case include former premier Shaukat Aziz, former federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, former Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Muhammad Yousuf, former Governor Awais Ahmed Ghani and former provincial Home Minister Shoaib Nosherwani. Former Chief Minister Yousuf has been granted bail by the Balochistan High Court up to Sept 3 while former Interior Minister Sherpao has been granted transit bail by the Peshawar High Court. Bugti was killed during a military operation that was ordered by Musharraf in 2006.