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Pak hands India list of 471 Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails

Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that the list was consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India signed on May 21, 2008.   

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Islamabad [ Published on: July 01, 2018 16:54 IST ]

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Pakistan government handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners, lodged in Pakistani jails, to the Indian High Commission here, an official statement said on Sunday.

Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that the list was consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India signed on May 21, 2008. 

It said the list included 418 fishermen and 53 other prisoners arrested for illegally entering Pakistani waters. 

This measure comes under the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement which the two neighbours signed on May 21, 2008 and requires the exchange of prisoner lists twice a year -- on January 1 and July 1.

The Indian government will also hand over a list of Pakistani prisoners to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. 

(With agency inputs)

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