The ISI was provided Rs 600 million to accomplish a “special assignment” on the directive of the Prime Minister, according to budget documents tabled in Parliament.

The sum was released to the ISI Director General under the head of “Supplementary Demands for Grants and Appropriations 2012-13”.

Musharraf arrested

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf has been arrested by a Balochistan Police team in the Akbar Bugti murder case, Dawn News reported on Thursday.

Subsequently, an anti-terrorist court here ordered a two-week judicial remand of the former army chief.

Gen. Musharraf will remain at his farmhouse, which has been declared a sub-jail, for the duration of the remand. Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a cave August 26, 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Gen. Musharraf who was President and army chief at the time.

Bugti had led an armed campaign to press for provincial autonomy.