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Pak. chief of 26/11 prosecution loses security

Pakistan has withdrawn the security of prosecution chief in the Mumbai attack case following which he has refused to appear for future hearings, the latest in a series of hurdles in the high-profile case in which the government has been accused of using delaying tactics.

The government has given no reason regarding withdrawing of the security of Chaudhry Azhar, who is also a special prosecutor of the Federal Investigation Agency.

“Yes, the government has withdrawn my security and I will not attend the Mumbai case hearing [till security is provided to me],” Mr. Azhar said on Sunday.

He said he was facing threats and could not attend the court proceedings of the case without security.

Mr. Azhar assumed the charge of the chief prosecution in the Mumbai case in May, 2013.


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