Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and India on Friday exchanged lists of prisoners detained in each other’s Countries.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that today the Government of Pakistan shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 682 Indian prisoners detained in Pakistan including 49 civilians and 633 fishermen.

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

The Indian government also simultaneously shared a list of 461 Pakistani prisoners in India including 345 civilians and 116 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.

This post was last modified on July 1, 2022 2:25 pm

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