Jan 1, 2014, 3:35 PM
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Pakistan, India exchange lists of hundreds of prisoners

ISLAMABAD, Jan 01, IRNA – Pakistan and India on Wednesday exchanged lists of each other 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 by Pakistan and India on 21st May, 2008, both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively.