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Pak plans to send commission to India to quiz 26/11 witnesses

Pakistan government plans to approach an anti-terror court, conducting the trial of seven suspects in the Mumbai attacks, to form a commission that can visit India to record the statements of key witnesses and officials, Interior Minister Rehman has said.

world Updated: Aug 29, 2010 16:00 IST

Pakistan government plans to approach an anti-terror court, conducting the trial of seven suspects in the Mumbai attacks, to form a commission that can visit India to record the statements of key witnesses and officials, Interior Minister Rehman has said.

"We will request the court to form a commission and that commission can go (to India) and record the statement of witnesses, including the magistrate and police officers who recorded the statement of (Ajmal) Kasab," Malik told reporters.

Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the November 2008 attacks, has been convicted and sentenced to death by a court in Mumbai.

New Delhi has rejected Islamabad's request to send Kasab to testify in the anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Pakistani suspects, including Lashker-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarrar Shah.

India has suggested that the magistrate and police officers who recorded Kasab's confessional statement could testify via video conferencing in the anti-terrorism court.

Malik said the provisions of Pakistani laws allowed the formation of a commission to go to India to record the statements of key witnesses.