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According to the Agreement on Consular Access signed between Pakistan and India on 21 May 2008, both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1 January and 1 July, respectively.

Consistent with the provisions of this Agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of 526 Indian prisoners (50 civil + 476 fishermen)in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad today. A similar list of Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails was also handed over to the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.

01 January 2015

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