RAWALPINDI - An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) directed the Ministry on Interior to provide foolproof protection to the three prosecution witnesses in former premier Benazir Bhutto (BB) murder case, as they are receiving threatening calls from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).Taking up high profile case at Adyala Jail on Saturday, ATC Special Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman issued these directions to Ministry on Interior after penning in the statements of three prosecution witnesses Inspector Ijaz Hussain Shah, Inspector Muhammad Ilyas and Assistant Manager of Telenor Mobile Company Jamal Toro.Acting upon the court directions, Ministry on Interior provided security of Rangers to the Punjab police officials, who are the prime witnesses in BB murder case. The court also summoned another prosecution witness Dr Muhammad Ashraf of District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital and Ghulam Muhammad Naz, the fire fighting officer, and Dr Abdul Rehman, District Officer of Rescue 1122.The trial court adjourned the further hearing till March 4, 2013.According to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Special Public Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar, an unknown caller, who introduced himself as TTP Naib Amer, threatened the three police officers, who had arrested the two accused namely Raffaqat Husain and Hasnain Gull alias Ali in BB murder case and recovered a hand grenade, 25 bullets and a vehicle, to not open their mouths before the trial court in the high profile case in which BB was killed or else their families would be kidnapped by TTP.He added that after tracing the number by the agencies, it was revealed that phone call was made from Afghanistan. He said that the court ordered MoI to provide protection to the three witnesses. He said that the Assistant Manager of a mobile phone company also produced the record comprised 34 pages of cell phones being used by the accused in BB murder case. Inspector Ijaz Hussain Shah, presently heading Police Station (PS) Civil Line, in his statement, informed the court that he as SHO Westridge held two accused Husnain Gull and Raffaqat Hussain on February 2008 and recovered a hand-grenade, 25 bullets, a car (BK-1427), its documents, telephone diaries and visiting cards of some seminaries during a routine checking.“I took all these stuff through recovery memos which were witnessed and attested by the then SI Muhammad Ilyas, now SHO PS City Gujrat, the then SI Ashfaq Ahmed, now deputed in CID Police Lahore”. He added that he received a phone call from 0093777197293 during which the caller introduced himself as Naib Ameer TTP and asked him to not record his statement in BB murder case or else he (Ijaz) and his family would be kidnapped or killed. He said that he also filed a case against the unknown caller with PS Civil Line. Ijaz Shah also provided the copy of FIR to the court, which was made the part of court record.Earlier, Inspector Muhammad Ilyas, the then SI in PS Westridge and now serving as SHO PS City Gujrat, stated before the court that on 27/2/2013 he received a phone call from 0093777197293 on his mobile phone. He said that the caller who was impersonating himself as TTP Naib Ameer, asked him to stitch his lips in BB murder case and to not record his statement in the ATC. He said that the unknown caller also told him that he was calling Inspector Ijaz Hussain Shah but he (Ijaz) did not attend his cell. He told the court that the same caller also threatened to SI CID Lahore Police Ashfaq Ahmed and hurled threats of dire consequences at him. After the incident, he said, Ashfaq vanished from the scene and his cell phone was also powered off.Muhammad Ilyas also presented a copy of FIR, he lodged in PS City Gujrat against the unknown caller, to the court which was also made part of court record.Jamal Toro also provided the court the mobile phone record of the accused in BB murder case. During cross-examination, Toro told that it was the record maintained by his office on his directions. He added that it was purely the record of Telenor Office and it could not be altered by any other company.According to information, FIA Coordinator Tariq also appeared in the court and told that he made a phone call to the prosecution witness Ashfaq Ahmed who shared with him that he was heartened by a Naib Ameer of TTP to not appear before ATC in BB assassination case. He while quoting the statement of Ashfaq said “I will not record my statement before ATC in BB murder case as I don’t want to put the life of my family into danger”.Online adds: A Special Anti-Terrorism Court has dismissed Sehba Musharraf’s petition for defreezing of assets of former President Pervez Musharraf.In 2011, during a trial of the Benazir Bhutto murder case, the Anti Terrorism Court declared Musharraf a proclaimed offender. Musharraf’s bank accounts were frozen and his property taken over by the courts. Sehba had filed an application against the court’s order.Sehba said since her husband gifted their farm house in Islamabad to her, the court illegally ordered its confiscation. She also mentioned in her application, that the money in their bank accounts were reserved for the welfare of the general population, hence they cannot be frozeATC on Saturday disposed of an application filed by Sehba Musharraf, wife of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, against the confiscation and freezing of her husband’s properties and bank accounts in the Benazir Bhutto murder case. The petition was heard by ATC Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman.With Sehba Musharraf’s lawyer, Ilyas Siddiqui, unable to present the record of proof of her income deposited in the couple’s joint bank accounts, the court declared its previous decision to seize the former ruler’s assets as rightful and disposed of the petition.