India releases three Pakistani prisoners

Prisoners handed over to Rangers at Wagah Border


Web Desk May 29, 2015
Released Pakistani prisoners walk to cross over to Pakistan at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on October 11, 2011. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: The Indian government on Friday released three Pakistani prisoners, Radio Pakistan reported.

According to Rangers sources in Lahore, the prisoners were handed over to Pakistan Rangers at Wagah Border by Indian authorities.

Read: India releases 9 Pakistani prisoners, including 5 fishermen

Further, last year December India released four Pakistani prisoners in return of 36 Indian fishermen who had served out their sentences and were repatriated to India from Karachi’s Malir district jail.

Read: Pakistan frees 40 Indian prisoners

Three of the four prisoners released were civilians, while one was a fisherman. The detainees were held in Indian prisons even after having served their sentences.

An estimated 419 Indian fishermen are currently held in Karachi’s District Prison Malir, whereas according to the Fishermen Cooperative Society, approximately 400 Pakistani fishermen are currently being held in Indian prisons.

COMMENTS (3)

Troll Hunter | 6 years ago | Reply @wiserneighbour: Don't ride on world's shoulders, for what they say about Pakistan, to shadow your state terrorism. You have butchered muslims of sub-continent, Kashmir and own Indian muslims since 1947. The world knows about that too fortunately or unfortunately !! ET What kind of statement is this "Three of the four prisoners released were civilians, while one was a fisherman". Fisherman is not a civilian?
wiserneighbour | 6 years ago | Reply @Loin King: World knows who is terrorist and who is not?by heralding such blatant lies,you cannot avoid that tag.
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