Rawalpindi - An anti-terrorism court on Monday summoned Foreign Office (FO) director in-charge US Desk on July 15 to present progress report about efforts being made to provide video link facility to record testimony of Mark Siegel in Benazir Bhutto (BB) murder case.

The court also directed foreign secretary to submit its report in this regard. Two prosecution witnesses were also issued notices by court to appear before it to record their statement in the case.

According to details, ATC Special Judge Rai Muhammad Ayub Marth held proceedings in the BB assassination case during which he inquired about the process of providing video link facility to a US author Mark Siegel in Pakistan consulate in New York to record his statement in the high profile case. The court was told that Foreign Office was making efforts to do this. On this, the judge ordered the foreign secretary to present his report in this regard before court on July 15, the next date of hearing.

The court also summoned Shakeeb Raffique, Foreign Office Director In-charge US Desk, on the next date of hearing.

Meanwhile, the two prosecution witnesses Javedur Rehman, the driver of Benazir, and Behlool Khan, a NWA based cop, did not appear before court owing to non-serving of court orders. The judge issued fresh summons to both prosecution witnesses directing them to appear before the court on July 15 to record their statements in the case.