India repatriates 25 Pakistani prisoners

In a goodwill gesture, India on Friday repatriated 25 Pakistani prisoners, who were languishing in different Indian jails for past many years.

Updated: May 28, 2010, 20:50 PM IST

Attari (Amritsar): In a goodwill
gesture, India on Friday repatriated 25 Pakistani prisoners, who
were languishing in different Indian jails for past many
years.

Pak prisoners arrested on charges like spying,
terrorist related activities, infiltration into Indian soil
and visa violation were released from Jammu & Kashmir, Agra,
Allahabad and Jodhpur jails, officials at Attari border said.
They were in Indian jails for 6 to 14 years, the
sources added.

They crossed over to their parent country on the basis
of "Emergency Travelling Certificate" issued by Pakistan High
Commission after verifying their antecedents.

According to Indian officials posted at Indo-Pak border
here all the Pak nationals at the time of cross-over were
enormously happy.
Across the border, their relatives and officials
extended them warm welcome as soon as they crossed Joint Check
Post at Attari border.

PTI