Pakistan hands over list of Indian prisoners

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Pakistan hands over list of Indian prisoners

ISLAMABAD, Jul 1 (APP): The Government of Pakistan Friday
handed over a list of 518 Indian prisoners in the country to the High Commission of India in Islamabad.

According to a Foreign Office statement, the list
contained 55 civil and 463 fishermen imprisoned in Pakistan.

This step is consistent with the provisions of the
Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed
on 21 May 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, the Foreign
Office said.

The Indian government would also hand over the list of
Pakistani prisoners to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.