Pakistan government today informed an anti-terror court hearing the Mumbai attack case involving LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects that the latest Indian dossier on the 26/11 strikes said Ajmal Kasab could not be sent to Pakistan to testify against the accused.
A government lawyer appeared before Judge Malik Muhammad Akram Awan, who is conducting the trial in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi for security reasons, and said India's latest dossier had said that it would not be possible to send Kasab to Pakistan to join the court's proceedings.
The government lawyer said the anti-terrorism court could now make a request for the Indian magistrates and a police
officer who had recorded Kasab's statement to come to Pakistan to testify.
The government too is looking into this matter and will make a request in this regard, the lawyer said.
Today's proceedings were brief as lawyers across Punjab province and other parts of Pakistan are on strike to protest
against Thursday's suicide attack on the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore that killed 45 people.
After hearing the government lawyer, Judge Awan adjourned the case and scheduled the next hearing for July 10.
Meanwhile, a notification issued today stated that Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Akhtar Awan would be the new special public prosecutor for the trial of the seven suspects.
The former special public prosecutor, Malik Rab Nawaz Noon, recently died of a heart attack.