ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many as 340 Pakistanis including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen are incarcerated in Indian jails.
Meanwhile, both Pakistan and India on Friday shared with each other the lists of their prisoners lodged in each other’s jails as per the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement signed by them on May 21, 2008.
Under the agreement, both Countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year – on January 1 and July 1 – respectively.
On its part, the government of Pakistan shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 319 Indian prisoners in Pakistan including 49 civilians and 270 fishermen prisoners.
The Indian government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.