Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal while addressing the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday (April 5) said that Pakistan has decided to release 360 Indian prisoners on humanitarian basis upon completion of their sentences from April 8.
“Pakistan has decided that 360 Indian prisoners – having the breakup of 355 fishermen and five civilians, who have completed their term of sentence, will be released,” FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal told reporters.
According to details issued by foreign office, there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails, 249 of whom are what the spokesman described as civilians and 98 fishermen. There are 537 Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails, 483 of whom are fishermen. This decision clearly described Pakistan’s stance on peace in the region it will also help to further de-esclate tensions between India and Pakistan which were increased after Pulwama attack which killed more than 40 Indian troops.
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