Pakistan, India swap prisoners list

ISLAMABAD: According to the Agreement on Consular Access signed between Pakistan and India on 21 May 2008, both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year on 1 January and 1 July, respectively.

Consistent with the provisions of this agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of 296 Indian prisoners, 47 civil, 237 fishermen and 12 youthful offenders fishermen in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad on Tuesday.

A similar list of Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails was also handed over to the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi.