Pakistan government will not file a fresh petition in an anti-terrorism court requesting for obtaining voice sample of LeT operations commander Zaki-ur- Rehman Lakhvi in the Mumbai terror attack case, prosecution team's chief Chaudhry Azhar said today.
His remarks comes just two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in a meeting in Ufa, Russia agreed to discuss ways and means to expedite the Mumbai case trial (in Pakistan), including additional information like providing voice samples.
"The issue of obtaining voice sample of Lakhvi has been over. We had filed an application in the trial court in 2011, seeking voice sample of Lakhvi but the judge (Malik Akram Awan) had dismissed it on the ground that there is no such law exists that allows obtaining of voice sample of an accused," Chaudhry told PTI here today.
"The government will not file a fresh petition in the trial court requesting for obtaining voice sample of Lakhvi," he added.
This declaration from the prosecution's team shows that Pakistan may not go an 'extra mile' in bringing the accused of the Mumbai attack to justice despite Prime Minister Sharif's commitment in Ufa to his Indian counterpart in this regard.
"We have told India in writing that there was no law in Pakistan that allows obtaining a voice sample of an accused. Even there is no such law in India and the USA," Chaudhry said, adding such a law can be introduced only through the Pakistani parliament.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has also not shown government's intention to take this matter to the parliament.