ATC initiates retrial of Benazir murder case
23 October, 2013
RAWALPINDI: A lady doctor working at the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) recorded her statement before the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC-I) which initiated the retrial of Benazir Bhutto murder case on Tuesday.
Dr Hina Bukhari, in her statement, apprised ATC Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman about the treatment provided to the injured, and the postmortem of the dead brought to the HFH on December 27, 2007 following the attack on Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Benazir Bhutto at Liaquat Bagh. The doctor, who appeared as a prosecution witness, said she had prepared the medico-legal report of an injured and conducted postmortem of four dead.
The witness was cross-examined by the counsel for the accused and other parties, who raised the objection that copies of hospital's record containing details of the injured and dead were presented in the court instead of the original record. After the cross-questioning, the court adjourned the hearing until October 29 when three more doctors –Dr Rida Khan of HFH, Dr Qasim and Dr Ashraf of District Headquarters Hospital – would record their statements.
Malik Rafique, counsel for the accused former police officials Khurram Shahzad and Saud Aziz, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar and counsel for other accused, Rao Rahim, were present in the court.