FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar had requested a day-to-day hearing in Lakhvi's case, Dawn reported citing sources as saying. Prosecutor Azhar was quoted as saying, "This case is crucial.

The world's eyes are on this case. Therefore, it should be heard daily by IHC.

"Lakhvi was arrested in February 2009 for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 people dead. He was indicted with six others November 25, 2009, on the basis of the confessional statement of the lone surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab, who was executed in India November 21, 2012.

Lakhvi, 54, was reportedly arrested from the headquarters of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group in Muzaffarabad, soon after the attacks.

The hearing in the case will commence Friday. The hearing scheduled at the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday was postponed as the protracted case of Mumtaz Qadri, the policeman jailed for murdering Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was heard in its place.

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