According to reports in The News, the application was rejected because of alleged links with 'events of terrorism, violence and militant activities'.
He further claimed that 'he is the most wanted person in Pakistan while top terrorist like Osama Bin Laden and Hafiz Saeed were being protected by the army,' further urging officials in Switzerland to "consider facts before considering Pakistani allegations against them".
I am still the most wanted person in Pakistan while top terrorists like Osama Bin laden, Hafiz saeed were being protected & facilitated by the Pakistan Army. Switzerland must consider these facts before considering Pakistani allegations against us.
Bugti had, however, claimed at the beginning of this year that his case is under consideration and there was no set timeframe given by the officials.
It was also reported that Bugti had, on September 19, 2016, formally asked the Indian government to grant him an asylum and Indian nationality so that he could live in India and move around the world to campaign against Pakistan.
The report was later denied by the Indian government and the BRP.