India frees 39 Pakistani prisoners

The Pakistanis were escorted to Wagha Border from where they left for home.


Afp April 11, 2011

AMRITSAR: India on Monday released 39 Pakistani prisoners, including two women less than a week after Islamabad set free an Indian jailed in the country for 23 years.

The Pakistanis were escorted to Wagha Border from where they left for home.

Border guard officer Lakhbir Singh said the detainees were held in eight separate prisons on charges of either overstaying their visa or illegally crossing into India.

Pakistan last week released a jailed Indian national who had been held for 23 years.

The move was seen as another confidence-building measure as India and Pakistan look to get their stalled peace process back on track.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani became the most senior Pakistani leader to visit India since 2001 when he watched the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup semi-final late last month with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.

 

COMMENTS (7)

Nobody | 10 years ago | Reply Lol Bolimaga and Ashok got boom roasted... More to the point, nice gesture from both nations... hope recent developments (OBL in Pak) don't bring things to a standstill or worse, further inflame the already wobbly relationship.
Roflcopter | 10 years ago | Reply @ashok sai, I say again what did rupees have to do with this? what Bolimaga was saying is that 1 Indian is equal to 39 Pakistanis. he thought Pakistan was releasing 1 indian for 39 Pakistanis but he is obviously unaware of the fact that Pakistan will be releasing 89 more indians so its actually 90 indians for 39 Pakistanis. Make sure next time you try to understand what your fellow indian is trying to say instead of making lame excuses
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