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345 Pakistani prisoners present in India: FO

345 Pakistani prisoners present in India: FO
July 1, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan government on Thursday shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 609 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, including 51 civilians and 558 fishermen.

According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, the Indian government also simultaneously shared the list of 345 Pakistani prisoners languishing in India, including 271 civilians and 74 fishermen, with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.

This step is consistent with the clause (i) of the Agreement on Consular Access between Pakistan and India, signed on 21st May 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively.