Karachi: Pakistan`s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said that Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi`s voice samples cannot be used as evidence.
A senior prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks case said that the samples could be `helpful` in the course of the investigation but the audio recorded by the Indian intelligence could not be used as evidence as there is no law under which the authenticity of the voice could be proved, reported the Dawn.
He added that while the existing laws permitted the use of electronic evidence, there was no provision under which the accused could be directed to provide an audio recording of his voice, which could then be matched with available samples.
Prosecutor Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry also echoed the same view, saying that the issue of the voice sample was over now.
The FIA had been seeking Lakhvi`s voice sample for the last four years.
After the Indian side brought up the Lakhvi trial during Ufa meeting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz had said that Pakistan needed more information and evidence to conclude the trial.