India releases nine Pakistani prisoners

The nine prisoners had been arrested on different charges including the expiry of visa, the sources added.


APP September 18, 2013
Released Pakistani prisoners prepare to cross the India-Pakistan border in Wagah on September 18, 2013. PHOTO: AFP.

LAHORE: The Indian government on Wednesday released nine Pakistani prisoners including a woman, according to Pakistan Rangers sources.

The prisoners, who had been arrested for different charges including having expired visas, were handed over to Pakistan Rangers officials at Wagah Border.

This is the first such response from across the border to Pakistan's release of 364 Indian prisoners last month. The prisoners include 340 fishermen and 24 crew members of Indian vessels, a statement issued to The Express Tribune had said.

Edhi Foundation Lahore provided food, cold drinks, juices and biscuits to released prisoners at the border.

Later, Rangers officials handed over four of the prisoners to Edhi Foundation, which shifted them to Edhi Home Gulberg.

Pakistani authorities had announced last month that there were 485 Pakistani prisoners inside Indian jails as opposed to 386, which was stated by India.

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nononsense | 7 years ago | Reply

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Hindustani | 7 years ago | Reply

@Pakistani..

Warnings are only meant to be given to people visiting Pakistan.

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