Rawalpindi - An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday directed the high-ups of interior ministry to present progress report before the court on June 29 about efforts for providing video link facility to US author Mark Siegel in New York to record his statement in Benazir Bhutto (BB) murder case.
The court also ordered secretary interior to appear before court in person if the ministry failed in producing final progress report on the next date of hearing. ATC Special Judge Rai Muhammad Ayub Marth took up BB murder case in Adiala Jail during which he was told by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) special public prosecutor that interior ministry has not informed the court what it had done so far for providing video link facility to Siegel, a key witness, to record his statement in the assassination case. On this, the judge directed the high-ups of interior ministry to present progress report in this regard on June 29. Meanwhile, FIA Special Public Prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar Ali declared 13 witnesses as unnecessary while the court summoned two more prosecution witnesses for recording their statements on next date of hearing. Former CPO Syed Saud Aziz and former SP Khurram Shehzad, who have obtained bails in high profile case, were also present in the courtroom.