Goodwill gesture: India releases 37 Pakistanis

Out of the 37 Pakistanis, 32 are fishermen.

Web Desk May 29, 2014
Out of the 37 Pakistanis, 32 are fishermen. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Just a few days after Pakistan released 151 Indian fishermen, India released 37 Pakistanis on Thursday, Express News reported.

Out of the 37 Pakistanis, 32 are fishermen.

On May 25, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners currently detained in Pakistani jails and 57 Indian fishing boats in Pakistani custody ahead of his historic visit to New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as premier.

Pakistan, on May 26, had handed over the 151 Indian fishermen to India via the Wagah border. The same day, Nawaz flew to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony. This was the first time in the history of India that a Pakistani prime minister has been invited to the oath-taking ceremony of an Indian premier.


Salu mian | 7 years ago | Reply

You guys should stop arguing over such things!!! Math lessons and all lol! If we dont respect each other then our governments will never either. We must cooperate to live like friendly neighbours. Excellent move from nawaz sharif - to be the first pakistani at indian inaugaration and then to take the first step by releasing the indian fishermen. Nice to see Modi replicate the gesture. Positive.

Raj Kafir | 7 years ago | Reply

@Hassam Tahir: First I am convinced they do not teach you history, now you have proved that they do not teach you mathematics as well

37 out of 180,000,000 is 0.000020556 per cent and 151 out of 1,250,000,000 is 0.00001208 per cent. Now go figure which country released more or which country released lesser. BTW India released 170.1655629 per cent more prisoners than Pakistan.

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