Pakistan Released 78 Indian Prisoners

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Wagah: The Pakistan Government has repatriated 78 Indian prisoners through the land transit route of Attari (Indian side) – Wagah (Pakistan side) border.

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The prisoners were reportedly released from Karachi’s Landhi jail. Recently, the Pakistani foreign ministry handed over a list of 546 Indian prisoners in Islamabad to the High Commission of India. According to the Foreign Ministry statement, the list contained the names of 52 civilians and 494 fishermen.

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Pakistan and India exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on January 1 and July 1, respectively under the Consular Access Agreement between the two countries, signed on May 21, 2008. On Jan 6, 2017, the Pakistan government had released 219 Indian fishermen.