Pakistan shares list of 324 Indian prisoners with Indian High Commission (HC).
The Government has shared with Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 324 Indian prisoners in Pakistan. They include 270 fishermen and 54 civil prisoners.
Pakistan shares list of 324 Indian prisoners
Islamabad’s step remains consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India.
Pakistan and India signed on 21 May 2008.
Under that, both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively.
Meanwhile, Indian Government also simultaneously shared the list of 362 Pakistani prisoners in India.
They shared it with High Commission for Pakistan New Delhi.
India list include Pakistan’s 265 civil prisoners and 97 fishermen.
However, Pakistan Government has been calling for early release and repatriation of 15 civil prisoners and 47 fishermen to Pakistan.
They have completed their sentences and whose nationality has been confirmed and conveyed to India.
Furthermore, Pakistan has asked India to provide immediate consular access to 77 believed to be Pakistani civil prisoners.
Besides, Islamabad also asked India for consular access to 113 Pakistani fishermen who have to remain in Indian custody.
Tension between the two countries heightened after incessant unprovoked violations of Line of Control.
Pakistan also accuses India of interfering into Balochistan and sabotaging peace in India.