India, Pak to release civilian prisoners and fishermen

November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin  
A recent meeting of Indian and Pakistani officials in New Delhi decided that the two countries would expedite the release of the prisoners, the official said.

He said that a large number of Pakistani prisoners are languishing in Indian jails despite the completion of their sentences and confirmation of their national status by the Pakistani Government.

The official said the Interior Ministry had confirmed the status of 266 civilian prisoners and travel documents of 157 civilian prisoners with the Indian External Affairs Ministry.

During the last five years, he said, Pakistan had released 2,824 Indians, including fishermen and civilian prisoners, while India released 832 Pakistanis, the Daily Times reported. (ANI)

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