The Pakistan Judicial Commission is finally set to leave for India on September 21 after many hiccups.

Special public prosecutor and head of the commission Chaudhry Mohammed Azhar said on Wednesday that all visas were in place and new defence counsel Khwaja Haris would accompany the team.

The commission plans to spend a week in India as part of its investigation into the November 26, 2008 terror attacks. Last year, when it visited Mumbai, the Commission was not allowed to cross-examine witnesses. This time, however, it has permission to cross-examine the investigating officer in the case, the magistrate who recorded Ajmal Kasab’s confession and the two doctors who performed autopsies on the nine terrorists who were killed. Khwaja Haris is expected to cross-examine the witnesses.