Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners
July 1, 2022 10:19 PM
Pakistan and India have exchanged the lists of the civilian and fishermen prisoners detained in both countries, 24News HD TV channel reported on Friday.
The report said that Pakistan shared the list of detained Indians with the Indian High Commission. As per the list, there is a total of 682 Indian prisoners including 49 civilians and 633 fishermen detained in Pakistan.
The Indian government also simultaneously shared a list of 461 Pakistani prisoners in India including 345 civilians and 116 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.
The Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement, “This step is consistent with clause (i) 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 on 01 January and 01 July every year”.