Pak ATC seeks report on Indian witnesses for Mumbai attack

Islamabad, July 23 : A Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has asked the Foreign Office for the latest reports regarding the appearance of 24 Indian witnesses in a Islamabad court for hearing on the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The ATC on Friday, summoned a director general (DG) of the Foreign Office to brief the court on efforts the ministry had made with regard to the production of 24 Indian prosecution witnesses, reports the Dawn. ATC Judge Sohail Ikram ordered the Director General of the South Asia Desk to appear in court on July 27. Earlier, Pakistan had asked India to allow 24 witnesses in the case to appear before ATC in Islamabad in an effort to conclude the trial. The Indian Government was asked to send the witnesses to Islamabad to testify against the seven suspects, including the alleged mastermind, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. The ATC has been trying Lakhvi and the other suspects including Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younus Anjum since 2009.