Pakistan to release 365 Indian prisoners on Saturday
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 23:45
  
Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday announced that it will release 365 Indian prisoners, including 340 fishermen and 25 crew members of vessels, on Saturday.

The 340 Indian fishermen will be released from District Jail Malir in Karachi, while the 25 crew members will be released from Gaddani Jail in Balochistan, state-run news agency reported.

All the prisoners have completed their sentences and after confirmation of their national status as Indians, they are being repatriated to India through the Wagha Border on August 24, as per an agreement with India, the report said.

Representatives of Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Home Department Punjab/Sindh and Indian High Commission would be present on the occasion, it said

The move comes at a time of heightened tensions along the LoC due to continuous ceasefire violations.

Both sides claim that the violations are being by the other side.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 23:45


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