India repatriates 54 Pak fishermen, ten prisoners

November 12th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): India has released and repatriated 54 Pakistani fishermen and ten prisoners, who have completed their sentence, to Pakistan through Attari border.

They were released on November 9 as per a government order.

The release and repatriation of the Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails is a continuous process.

As per the procedure, a Pakistani prisoner can be repatriated only after he completes his sentence and it is confirmed by the State Government/UT Administration concerned that there are no other criminal cases in which he/she is undergoing trial before any judicial court.

Further, a Pakistani national can be released and repatriated only after he or she is provided with Consular Access, his or her nationality is confirmed by the Government of Pakistan, and the Pakistan High Commission issues a travel document in his/her favour. (ANI)

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