ISLAMABAD, March 13: An official of the judicial commission probing the bloody events of 2007 in Lal Masjid is leaving for London on Thursday to be present when the then prime minister Shaukat Aziz records his testimony there for the commission.
Though Mr Shaukat Aziz would record his statement via video link, law demands the presence of a judicial official on the occasion.
Additional sessions judge Kamran Basharat Mufti would watch the video conferencing event, set for March 18 and 19 at the Pakistan High Commission in London, and arranged by the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and National Telecommunication Commission (NTC).
Lal Masjid Commission's chairman, Justice Shehzado Sheikh of the Federal Shariat Court, sitting in his office in Islamabad, would cross examine Mr Aziz, who would be testifying sitting in London.
Summons were sent to Mr Aziz and the former military president Gen Pervez Musharraf last month to respond in person to some witnesses