RAWALPINDI - An anti-terrorism court (ATC) here on Saturday recorded the statement of a prosecution witness in former premier Benazir Bhutto (BB) assassination case.

ATC No 1 Judge Shahid Raffique, who took up the case at Adyala Jail, recorded the statement of Ahmed Masood Janjua, the magistrate who wrote confessional statement of Abdul Rasheed, an accused in BB murder case.

However, the statements of other four prosecution witnesses could not be recorded by the court owing to absence of defence lawyers.

After, ATC No 1 Judge Shahid Raffique deferred the hearing till March 10, 2012.  The seven accused including police officers former City Police Officer (CPO) Syed Saud Aziz and former SP Rawal Town Khurram Shehzad, Aitzaz Shah, Rafaqat, Hassnain Gull, Rasheed Ahmed and Sher Zaman were also present in the courtroom during the hearing.

Meanwhile, the court also fixed March 10, 2012 for the arguments by both sides in the application filed by Begum Sehba Musharraf to unfreeze bank accounts of her spouse former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, the accused in BB murder case.

During the hearing, Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Islamabad lawyer apprised the court that the account opened in the name of Mushrraf

Trust was being operated jointly by General (retd) Rashid Qureshi, Muhammad Amjad and Barrister Saif as General (retd) Pervez Musharraf could not use this account.

On this FIA Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar argued that this account was not used by the account holders which revealed that it was being used for personal interests instead of welfare works. After, the court adjourned the hearing till March 10, 2012.

On the other hand, Ilyas Siddique, the lawyer for Begum Sehba Musharraf, sought more time from the court to submit attested attorney certificate from Foreign Office on behalf of his client.