26/11 case: Pak wants Indian witnesses to record statements

Pakistan has directed a top official to follow up with India the matter of sending 24 witnesses of the Mumbai attack case to Pakistan to record their statements so that the trial in the case could be completed at the earliest. “The Foreign Ministry has written to its director general South Asia to take up the matter of sending 24 Indian witnesses to Pakistan for recording of their statements in the trial court in the Mumbai attack case here with the Indian Government,” Prosecution chief (in Mumbai case) Chaudhry Azhar said. He said earlier the foreign ministry had directly written to the Indian government about sending the 24 witnesses to Pakistan and now it has asked the DG South Asia to follow up the matter. “We have already made it clear that the Mumbai case cannot move forward unless India sends its witnesses here to record their important statements,” he said.
According to the prosecution, all Pakistani witnesses have recorded their statements. “The ball is in India’s court. If it wants early conclusion of the Mumbai case, it will have to send its witnesses here,” Azhar, who is also a special prosecutor of the Federal Investigation Agency, said. Recently the foreign office of Pakistan said it had asked India to provide “additional evidence” for the early completion of the
Mumbai attack trial.

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