Pakistan on Monday handed over a list of 457 Indian prisoners in the Pakistani jails, to the High Commission of India in Islamabad.
Of these prisoners, 399 are fishermen who had crossed into Pakistani waters and 58 other civilians.
This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on May 21, 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1 January and 1 July, respectively.
In January last year Pakistan had released 218 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture. That was the second time in less than two weeks that Pakistan had freed Indian fishermen detained for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters.
Justice (retd) Iqbal hears complaints of people, issues orders to resolve them.
Were released as a goodwill gesture by Pakistani authorities
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