Nuclear installations: India, Pakistan exchange lists

Published: January 2, 2011
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Exchange of lists take place every year on January 1 and July 1.

Exchange of lists take place every year on January 1 and July 1.

ISLAMABAD: 

Pakistan and India on Saturday exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities under an agreement to prohibit any attack by either side.

The lists are exchanged every year on January 1, under the “Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities”, inked by the two sides on December 31, 1988. The agreement is known as one of the best confidence building measures between the two sides that has continued to remain effective despite the status of their ties.

Under the agreement both the parties “refrain from undertaking, encouraging or participating in, directly or indirectly, any action aimed at causing the destruction of, or damage to, any nuclear installation or facility in the other country.”  According to a statement from the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over the list of Pakistan’s nuclear installations and facilities to an officer of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad at the Foreign Office on Saturday.  The Indian side handed over their list to an officer of the Pakistan High Commission at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi at the same time.

Consular access:  List of prisoners

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday handed over a list of Indian prisoners in Pakistan to the Indian High Commission here, a Foreign Office spokesman said.

The list was handed over under the Agreement on Consular Access signed between Pakistan and India on May 21, 2008, under which both the countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody on January 1 and July 1 every year, the spokesman said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd, 2011.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Manish
    Jan 1, 2011 - 4:56PM

    Mubarak hoRecommend

  • Sara
    Jan 1, 2011 - 7:22PM

    These exchanges are of not worth till confidence doesnt develop between the two.Recommend

  • faraz
    Jan 2, 2011 - 1:01AM

    What is this childish prisoner diplomacy. Every time a batch of fisherman are released, a public event is made out of it. Why dont they immediately release the fisherman? These poor follows are made to spend months or even years in jails.Recommend

  • G.Khan
    Jan 2, 2011 - 5:32AM

    Both are lying in these exchange of lists. They exchange fake Information.LOL It can only be partially correct as for the logic dictates. ;)Recommend

  • Basavaraj Meti
    Jan 2, 2011 - 7:12PM

    But Pakistani using nukes as a threat to the world….I think it’s going out of pakistan’s hands soon no doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jan 3, 2011 - 8:35AM

    Should we believe that all this exercise of “Eschanging” is true ???? Both of them only exchange list of items that can be easily smuggled across the border on yearly basis.As far as sites and other related things to Nukes are concerned they are all traceable due to latest technology.Recommend

  • jan g
    Feb 4, 2011 - 9:35PM

    @Meti
    Pakistan is not threat for world in fact India is threat.Pakistan has save nuclear weapons than India.Indian govt. save their weapons from Intaha pasand Hindu parties. Recommend

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