India, Pakistan exchange prisoners’ lists

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Islamabad and New Delhi exchanged the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in each other’s custody, on Friday.

The lists were exchanged under the provisions of the Agreement on Consular Access signed between the two countries in 2008. The agreement requires both India and Pakistan to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on January 1 and July 1.

India handed over a list of 309 Pakistani civilian prisoners and 95 fishermen in Indian custody to Pakistan. Similarly, Pakistan shared a list of 49 civilian prisoners and 633 fishermen in its custody, who are or are believed to be Indians.

 

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