Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs on Tuesday (Jan 1) said in a statement that Pakistan and India has exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi handed over the list of Indian Nuclear installations and facilities to a representative of the Pakistan High Commission.
“In accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on 31st December 1988, the list of nuclear installations and facilities in Pakistan was officially handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, at 1000 hrs (PST)” a statement issued by the foreign office. “The agreement contains the provision that both countries inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities on 1st January every year. This has been done consecutively since 1st January 1992”, it is stated.
Meanwhile Government of Pakistan today (Jan 1) handed over a list of 537 Indian prisoners including 54 civil and 483 fishermen, in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad. “This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 May 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively”, foreign office said in an other statement.
The Indian Government will also share the list of Pakistani prisoners with Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
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17 November, 2019