New Delhi: India and Pakistan exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen lodged in each other’s jails as per the provision of an agreement.
The ministry of external affairs said Pakistan has shared a list of 53 civilian prisoners and 418 fishermen in its custody, who are Indians or believed to be Indians.
It said Pakistan was asked to expedite the release of nine Indian civilian prisoners and 229 Indian fishermen who have completed their sentences and whose nationality have been confirmed.
India too handed over to Pakistan a list of 249 civilian prisoners and 108 fishermen from the country lodged in Indian jails.
Indians in Pakistani jails include Kulbhushan Jadhav and Hamid Nehal Ansari.
The MEA statement didn’t mention names of the prisoners. (PTI)