India to release 60 Pak prisoners on Wednesday

November 16th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Nov 16 (ANI): A leading human rights activist in Pakistan has claimed that India will release another batch of more than 60 Pakistani prisoners, including women and children, on Wednesday. They will be handed over to the Pakistani border authorities, he said further while quoting official sources.

After the release of 28 Pakistanis from Indian jails, the Indian government had agreed to release more than 60 such prisoners in the 2nd phase in the coming week, The News quoted Ansar Burney as saying.

He added he had visited India twice recently where he held meetings with the Indian Home Minister, Shivraj Patel, Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon, Leader of Opposition L K Advani and other Indian high officials in the government to request for an early release of those Pakistanis, who had already completed their jail terms but not released even after completion of their sentence.

The release of 27 such prisoners on Friday and expected release of more than 60 more Pakistanis on Nov 19 is a part of efforts of the Ansar Burney Trust, said Burney.

Expressing thanks to India for releasing the prisoners, Burney said he was trying to get those families released who were arrested on Moonabao and Attari boarders over visa tampering. (ANI)

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