The Indian government released 39 Pakistani prisoners, including two women, as a goodwill gesture. Border guard officer Lakhbir Singh said the detainees were held in eight separate prisons on charges of either overstaying their visa or illegally crossing to India.
The Government of Pakistan decided on Monday to reciprocate the gesture by calling for the release of 89 Indian prisoners from Pakistani jails. - Photos by AFP
Indian police personnel escort Mohammad Shokat before crossing over to Pakistan.
Released Pakistani prisoners Imran Khan (L), Mohammad Akram (C) Mohammad Toker (R) wave as they reach the Wagah Border Post.
Ashiya (L) and Rajya (R) gesture before leaving India.
Pakistani prisoners cross over to Pakistan
Mohammad Toker leaves the border of India.
Mohammad Rajak Mugal (C) was sent back.
Mohammad Shokat (C) crosses over to Pakistan with his baggage.
Imran Khan (L) Mohammad Akram (R) gesture as they come back to Pakistan.