ISLAMABAD Islamabad in order to make progress regarding probe and trial of seven suspects linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Saturday, formally sought New Delhis help in producing the persecution witness (of Mumbai attacks case) in Pakistani courts. The suspects include the alleged mastermind of the attack on Indias financial capital, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Zarar Shah. The trial has almost stalled as New Delhi has refused to give the court access to lone surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab - who is on death row in India - and Indian national Fahim Ansari, a conspirator. An Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi indicted the seven men on the eve of the first anniversary of the attack, which ended a fragile peace process with Pakistan. Pakistani officials have since implied that the trial cannot proceed unless Kasab, who was sentenced to death in Mumbai in May, is handed over as a witness. Kasab, one of 10 gunmen who went on the three-day rampage through Mumbai, was convicted on March 31 on charges including murder and waging war on India. During the telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart Interior Minister Rehman Malik discussed with him formation of a commission, which would visit India to record statements of Magistrate and a police officer. Both the ministers discussed matter related to the security issues and ongoing trial of Mumbai attacks. They also discussed David Coleman Headleys alleged involvement in the deadly attacks. After the recent telephoning conversation with his Indian counterpart and holding a meeting with Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal- who called on him at Interior Ministry on Saturday, Rehman Malik while talking to media representatives said that in his telephonic conversation with P Chidambaram, he underlined the importance of the two Indian prosecution witnesses in Pakistani court to carry the trial process forward. He said that Pakistans Anti-Terrorism Court conducting the trial was yet to decide on Indian proposal that the witness should testify via-video conferencing adding that this was not allowed under Pakistani laws. However, he said that proposed commission should be formed which would visit India for recording statements of witnesses and after that there would be no need of video conferencing. According to Malik, he was informed by Indian Home Minister that India would examine the commissions proposal after it was received. Rehman Malik said that though video conferencing was not allowed under the Pakistani laws, however, prosecutors made a request to a trial court to allow video conference and the court is yet to decide the issue. Besides Pakistani government prosecutors will approach the Rawalpindi-based trial court on Monday with a petition on forming the commission, he said. The next hearing in the trial of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations Commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistani suspects is scheduled for September 18, he added. To a query, he said that Pakistan had done a right thing by accepting Indian aid for flood affected people, If India made a good gesture, Pakistan should not refused it. In response to another question, he said that those who attacked Muslims mourners on Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali and on the eve of Youm-ul-Qudus were not Muslims by any definition. He appealed to the Ulema hailing from all schools of thought to limit their congregations. He said that Pakistan would continue its fight against militant outfits including Taliban, Lashkar-e-Jangvi and Al-Qaeda, which are spreading terrorism in Pakistan. While responding to an answer regarding pardon of Sohil Zia Butt, brother-in-law of PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Rehman Malik said that if Sohil Butt asked President of Pakistan for pardon he could pardon him while using discretionary powers. Earlier, Indian High Commissioner called on Rehman Malik Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad Sharat Sabharwal at the Interior Ministry and informed him about the queries raised by New Delhi regarding dossier sent by Pakistan two months back. Indias answers to dossier have been handed over to Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi Shahid Malik, he told.