Rawalpindi - An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has given up a prosecution witness by declaring it as unnecessary in former premier Benazir Bhutto murder case.

While the two other prosecution witnesses do not appear before the court despite their summoning while the hearing in the high profile case was adjourned till July 13.

According to details, Anti Terrorism Court Number Special Court Rai Muhammad Ayub Marth took up the BB’s murder case in the heavily guarded Adiala Jail during which the three prosecution witnesses, including former DG Intelligence Bureau Brig (Retd) Ijaz Shah, BB’s personnel driver Javed-ur-Rehman and a North Waziristan Agency-based cop Behlool Khan did not appear before the court to record their testimonies.

On this, the judge gave up a prosecution witnesses Brig (Retd) Ijaz Shah and declared him as unnecessary as two prosecution witnesses, including former secretary Interior Kamal Shah and former spokesman Interior Ministry Brig (Retd) Javed Iqbal Cheema had been examined. The court summoned the two prosecution witnesses again on July 13 to record their statements in BB’s murder case.

Former CPO Syed Saud Aziz, former SP Rawal Division Khurram Shehzad and five other accused were also present in the courtroom.

Talking to The Nation, FIA Senior Public Prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar Ali confirmed the developments in the BB murder case.