RAWALPINDI: The Anti-terrorism Court (ATC-I) on Tuesday summoned prosecution witnesses to record their statements and for cross-questioning in Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto murder case and adjourned the hearing till September 3.
Police constable Kashif Bashir, who was on duty when Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Benazir Bhutto was assassinated at Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, appeared before Special Judge of the ATC Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman and recorded his statement.
The court issued summons prosecution witnesses including doctors Muhammad Ashraf, Hina Bukhari and Rida Khan to appear before it on the next hearing to advance the case following the indictment of former president Pervez Musharraf and other accused.
Two lady doctors working with the Holy Family Hospital, being prosecution witnesses in the case, had recorded their statements on February 25.
Witnesses Dr Hina Bukhari and Dr Rida Khan had informed the court that four bodies and 13 injured were brought to the hospital on December 27, 2007 following the attack on Benazir Bhutto at Liaquat Bagh.
The doctors said they had conducted postmortem of the dead and provided treatment to the injured.
Postmortem and medico-legal reports were prepared after a thorough examination, which suggested that their cause of death and injuries was the suicide attack carried out to target the PPP Chairperson, they added.