India releases 19 Pakistani prisoners

Released prisoner says Pakistanis not treated well in Indian jails.

Web Desk July 17, 2012

LAHORE: India released 19 Pakistani prisoners through the Wagah border on Tuesday and handed them over to the Pakistani authorities, Express News has reported.

Among those released are 18 fishermen and an elderly man. A child is also among the fishermen and has been in an Indian jail for six months.

The elderly man, 75-year-old Syed Taqi Shah, was arrested on accusations of using fake currency. Talking to the media at the Wagah border, Shah said that Pakistanis are not being treated well in Indian jails. He said that proper food is not given to the inmates and the sick are not given any medicines either.


Muhammad Khalid Butt | 10 years ago | Reply

In pursuance of the decision of the apex Supreme Court of India dated 8th August, 2012 Sikandar Azam Sani s/o Muhammad Khalid Butt has not been released from the central jail, kot bhalwal, Jammu but also brought Delhi on 14th August, 2012 and lodged at Lampur Sewa Sadan Rehabilitation & Reform Home till his repatriation. Pakistani High Commission has informed that his "Emergency Travel Certificate/Document" will be prepared/issued on receipt of No Objection from the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Home.

Muhammad Khalid Butt | 10 years ago | Reply

I am looking forward release/repatriation of my son namely, Sikandar-e-Azam Sani s/o Muhammad Khalid Butt who is presently confined in the central jail, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu despite even completion of additional 6-months rigorous imprisonment on 20th January, 2012. His court fine amounting to Rs.3000/- was deposited with the Superintendent of the aforementioned jail on 30th December, 2011 by Prof. Bhim Singh, Senior Advocate Supreme Court of India. His nationality status being a Pakistani National by birth has already been verified by the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan and conveyed to the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi accordingly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan is requested kindly to approach the Ministry of External Affairs, Home Ministry of India for immediate release of my son referred to above.

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