India agrees to let Pakistan question 26/11 witnesses Varghese K George, Hindustan Times Tehran , August 30, 2012 India will allow a judicial commission from Pakistan to cross-examine three witnesses related to the trial of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab. â€œThe government has a positive view on this request from Pakistan,â€ foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai said after a 40-minute meeting between Prime During the meeting, Singh urged Zardari to have an expeditious conclusion of the trial of seven accused in Pakistan in connection with the 26/11 attacks. Zardari said the judicial requirements in Pakistan were slowing down the process and brought up again the issue of cross-examining three witnesses in India â€” the magistrate who recorded Kasabâ€™s statement and two doctors involved in his examination. A judicial commission from Pakistan had visited India but was not allowed to cross-examine these witnesses, making its report unacceptable to the trial court in Pakistan. â€œThrough the home ministry we are seeking some judicial clarification on this demand â€” whether it can be done,â€ said Mathai. Singh accepted an invitation from Zardari to visit Pakistan but only at a â€œsuitable timeâ€. â€œThe PM has agreed to a visit that will have to be well prepared and with a suitable outcome,â€ said Mathai. While both sides expressed happiness over the progress being made in areas such as trade, Singh laid emphasis on terrorism. Expediting the trial of the 26/11 accused would be a very effective confidence-building measure in bilateral relations and would generate public opinion in India in favour of enhanced engagements with Pakistan, the PM told Zardari. Zardari reiterated Pakistanâ€™s commitment to bringing to justice the accused, but pointed to technical hindrances in the trial court.