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Extradite Bugti's grandson: Pak to Afghan Govt

Brahmdag Bugti has been blamed for recurring violence in the Balochistan.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2006 17:31 IST

Pakistan intelligence agencies have claimed that Brahmdag Bugti, grandson of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, is in Kabul and demanded that Afghan government extradite him to Islamabad.

Brahmdag Bugti, who is believed to have been formally designated by Nawab Bugti as his successor, has been blamed for recurring violence in the Balochistan province.

He was initially presumed to have been killed along with his grandfather in the Pakistan military operation.

Pakistan's intelligence agencies got the lead that Brahmdag Bugti is in Kabul and talks were underway about his handing over to Pakistan, officials were quoted as saying by Pakistan's Online news agency.

While there is no extradition treaty between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a bilateral legal aid treaty exists between both countries under with which they assist each other.

"Pakistan had provided all evidence on his involvement in murder cases and terror acts against Bugti and expected him to be handed over," the officials said.

The report also said that Balochistan continued to witness violence.

A car bomb rocked Quetta, the capital of Balochistan yesterday, killing two policemen and a civilian.

The blast coincided with an announcement that President Pervez Musharraf would convene an official jirga to rival a tribal meet called by Khan Kalat, the former princely ruler of the area who has decided to move the International Court of Justice alleging violation of the 1947 agreement of merger of Balochistan with Pakistan. MORE

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Mir Mohammad Yousuf has said all important political leaders and tribal elders of the province will be invited to the jirga barring Sardar Ataullah Mengal and Akhtar Mengal, the tribal leaders who along with Bugti raised the banner of revolt against Pakistan government.