Awaiting India response on judicial panel visit: Malik

Islamabad: Pakistan will send a judicial commission to India to interview key persons linked to the 26/11 probe within a week after getting the nod from New Delhi on the venue for holding the panel`s proceedings, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

Malik said almost all legal formalities have been completed for sending a judicial commission to India.

Pakistan is currently waiting for India`s reply to a query about the venue for holding proceedings of the judicial commission, he said.

"The commission will be sent to India within a week of receiving the awaited letter (from India)," he said yesterday.

Malik had earlier said it was necessary for the commission to visit India and interview a magistrate and police officers involved in the investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which were carried out by Pakistan-based LeT terror outfit.

He said the testimony of the Indian officials is needed to proceed with the prosecution of seven Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the 26/11 attacks that claimed 166 lives.