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Pakistan, India exchange list of prisoners

English.news.cn   2014-01-01 19:03:33            

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan and India on Wednesday exchanged lists of each other's prisoners under a bilateral agreement, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of 281 Indian prisoners (49 civilian and 232 fishermen) in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad, a statement said.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs also handed over the list of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails. According to this list, there are a total of 396 Pakistanis in Indian jails (257 civilian and 139 fishermen).

According to the Agreement on Consular Access signed between Pakistan and India on May 21, 2008, the two countries exchange lists of prisoners in each other's custody twice a year, on Jan. 1 and July 1, respectively.

Editor: Mengjie
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