Pakistan to complete Priyantha Kumara murder trial by end-April

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Pakistani authorities hope to complete the trial into the killing of Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara by the end of April, The Nation reports.

Punjab Prosecution Secretary Nadeem Sarwar said that so far the statements of 34 witnesses had been recorded and cross examination of seven witnesses had also been completed.

He was presiding over a meeting yesterday (21) of a five-member prosecutors committee to review the progress on the case.

“The anti-terrorism court has summoned six witnesses for cross examination on March 22 in the case,” he added.

The prosecution secretary said the trial of 89 accused was in progress at Kot Lakhpat Jail.

“Among the accused, some were juveniles and their trial is in progress separately,” he said, adding that an analysis report of the voices of the accused has been submitted as well.