ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday shared a list of 282 Indian prisoners in the country with the High Commission of India in Islamabad.
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Indian prisoners include 55 civilians and 227 fishermen.
“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,” said FO statement.
Pakistan hands over two prisoners to Indian authorities at Wagah border
It added that the Indian government would also share a list of Pakistani prisoners with Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
In April last year, Pakistan had released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians in a gesture of goodwill, Express News reported.
The Indian fishermen and citizens, arrested in Pakistan, were released from Karachi’s Malir jail.
Both the countries also exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities.
According to the Foreign Office, list of Pakistan's nuclear installations was handed over to the Indian representative in Islamabad while the list from Indian side was received by Pakistani representative in New Delhi.
The handing and taking over of the lists is binding on both countries on January 1 every year in accordance with the agreement on prohibition of attacks against nuclear installations and facilities between the two countries.
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