Rawalpindi: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) today ordered that US journalist Mark Seigel’s statement should be recorded on video link, in the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto .

The ATC has ordered the Foreign Ministry to direct the Pakistani Embassy in US, to make necessary arrangements to record Seigel’s statement. Mark Siegel has refused to come to Pakistan and record his statement in Benazir Bhutto’s murder case.

Siegel had cited security concerns, as the reason for his not travelling to Pakistan to record his statement.

The murder case of the former prime minister is being heard by an anti-terrorism court at Adiala jail, on a daily basis. The prosecution team was informed by Siegel of his security concerns; however, the US journalist said he was willing to record his statement via video link.