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Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners

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Policemen escort arrested Indian fishermen at a police station in Karachi on January 17, 2011. — Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India have exchanged the lists of prisoners in each other's custody under the agreement on consular access signed between the two countries on May 21, 2008.

Under this agreement both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other's custody twice a year, on January 1 and July 1.

According to a Foreign Office spokesman, consistent with the provisions of this agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of Indian prisoners in Pakistan to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on July 1 (Sunday).


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