Islamabad, Delhi swap prisoner lists

By: News Desk      Published: 01:47 AM, 2 Jan, 2021
Islamabad, Delhi swap prisoner lists

Pakistan shared with India a list of 319 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, including 49 civilians and 270 fishermen prisoners on Friday.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the list was shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad today.

This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 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.

The Indian government also shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen with High Commission for Pakistan New Delhi.