Acting on a request from the Balochistan Police team, an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad subsequently remanded Musharraf to judicial custody for 14 days so that he could be questioned over the killing of Bugti.
Officials said Musharraf will continue to be held at his farmhouse at Chak Shahzad on the outskirts of Islamabad for security reasons. The villa was declared a “sub-jail” shortly after Musharraf was first arrested in April. Bugti was killed in August 2006 during a military operation ordered by Musharraf, who was President and army chief at the time. Bugti headed an armed insurgency to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of profits from Balochistan’s natural resources.