An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday rejected a request for daily hearing of Benazir Bhutto murder case. The request, filed by the prosecutor, was submitted against the slow progress of the case.
As many as 35 prosecution witnesses still remained to be examined by the trial court in the former premier and PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto assassination case despite passage of five years of her.
So far, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Rawalpindi Number 1 has recorded the statements of 17 prosecution witnesses, presented by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probing into the murder case. However, 35 others are still remaining that can take more time.
Recently in the murder case, the Pakistan government asked Interpol to issue red warrant for Former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, who was declared prime suspect in the case.
The official, who is dealing with Benazir Bhutto’s assassination case, had revealed that Musharraf requested Interpol to dismiss the request and treat his case as a matter of “political and military character”.
Benazir Bhutto, the two-time former prime minister was shot dead in a gun-and-bomb attack outside the historic Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007 after a Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) rally in the city.