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