Pakistan to release 173 Indian prisoners soon, claims Indian official
(Web Desk) - The Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday confirmed that 173 Indian prisoners, who are currently being held in Pakistan, will be released by the authorities soon. The Indian spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin took to twitter to share the news. "Expectation of return soon. We have been informed that 173 Indian prisoners are to be released and repatriated from Pakistan on 16 February," he posted. Last month, Pakistan's Foreign Office had confirmed an exchange of prisoners list with India. Pakistan Foreign Office official spokesperson Tasnim Aslam had told the media that New Delhi and Islamabad had exchanged lists of prisoners under the consular access agreement between the two countries.