The Accountability Court has allowed NAB to record statements of two foreign witnesses through video link. In a brief verdict the court has said that both witnesses from UK-Robert Riddaly and Raja Akhatar-can record their statements through video link. 

Both will record their statements from Pakistani embassy in United Kingdom. 

Earlier, the hearing of supplementary references in Avenfield case has started in Accountability Court today. 

Judge Muhammad Bashir is hearing the case. 

NAB prosecutor, Sardar Muzaffar started the arguments regarding recording of statements of two foreign witnesses in the case. He told the court that witnesses are hesitant in coming to Pakistan due to security concerns. 

He requested the court to allow witnesses to record their statements through video link. "The witnesses are from England and has shown hesitance in coming to Pakistan," he said. 

The NAB prosecutor further told the court law allows a witness to record his statement in this manner as there is clear difference between witness and suspect. 

"Furthermore, as they are foreigners it may take time in bringing them to Pakistan and government will have to bear the costs," he said.