"Two witnesses – a private and an official of Federal Investigation Agency – arrived here from Karachi to record their statements but the judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court Islamabad adjourned the hearing till April 30 as the record of the case could not be produced in the court," Prosecution chief Chaudhry Azhar told reporters after the hearing.

The hearing held at the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi. The judge reissued summons to the two witnesses to appear in the court next hearing on April 30 and also directed provision of the
case record by then.

"The case record was supposed to be submitted to the trial court after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) gave a two-month deadline to it to conclude the Mumbai case," Azhar said, expressing surprise as why the IHC officials sent back the record of the case to the trial court despite the IHC judge's order.

The Mumbai case record was transferred to the IHC in the first week of January when the federal government challenged the bail to LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

The Mumbai case hearings virtually could not be held after the trial court granted bail to Lakhvi on December 14, 2014 on the pretext that the case record was lying with the IHC.

On the last hearing on April 15, the trial court had summoned five witnesses. Of them two appeared on Wednesday.

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