The Government of Pakistan, today, shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, a list of 319 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, including 49 civilians and 270 fishermen prisoners, said the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan.

This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 May 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively.

The Indian Government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen with High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.

The 2008 treaty was agreed to by both Pakistan and India in an attempt to jointly combat terrorism through the provision of consular access to prisoners in each others’ countries.


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