ISLAMABAD-American lobbyist Mark Siegel has said that he is ready to record his statement in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi on January 5 as a prosecution witness in Benazir Bhutto assassination case, TheNation learnt.

An officer of FIA's Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) said Wednesday that Siegel had been served with notice through Interpol and he was willing to appear in the court on January 5.

Siegel is a key prosecution witness in the case against former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf who is an accused in the Benazir assassination case.

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi had summoned six prosecution witnesses including Mark Siegel to record his statement in former prime minister's murder case.

According to the earlier statement recorded by Siegel in the US, Musharraf had threatened Benazir Bhutto with dire consequences if she would return home before the 2008 general elections.Benazir Bhutto, before her assassination, had also sent an email to Siegel, expressing security apprehensions from some high profile people of the government.

The court had issued summons to six prosecution witnessed on 15 December when counsels for the prosecution and defence had concluded their arguments.