It was when a three-member commission from India comprising Additional Secretary and Chief Prosecutor General of the Mumbai attacks' case visited Pakistan in December, 2012 that it was agreed that the Pakistani panel will be allowed to cross-examine
witnesses, the report added.
Earlier, a trial court in Rawalpindi had rejected the findings of the first judicial commission that visited Mumbai in March this year, as it was not allowed to cross-examine
the witnesses and directed the commission to visit India again, reports the Daily Times.
Pakistani court had said that the report of the panel had no "evidential value" as it was not allowed to cross-examine
the four witnesses and asked the panel to visit India again.
Singh urged Zardari to push ahead with the trials and the Pakistan President on his part, repeated a demand for a Pakistani judicial commission to cross-examine
witnesses in India.
We were never allowed to present our case or cross-examine
MTA's witnesses except for statements concerning MTA's claims of damages.
The lawyers defending the accused had opposed the report of the Pakistani commission, saying it had "no legal value" as the panel was not allowed to cross-examine
witnesses during the visit to Mumbai.
Later, Gilanis counsel, Aitzaz Ahsan said that he did not cross-examine
defence witness Nargis Sethi during the hearing.
He was allowed to cross-examine
them because he was acting as his own attorney.
Under this agreement, members of the commission did not have the right to cross-examine
the officials they interviewed.
Because Dixon acted as his own attorney, he was able to cross-examine
Mekhrabian about what he saw and how many people were on the street when the stabbing occurred.
Sobbing into his hands, Souren Mekhrabian turned to the judge for help Monday when the man accused of killing his son began to cross-examine
Initially it was believed that commission would be allowed to cross-examine
witnesses but according to the sources in Mumbai police, the government of India has refused this.