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Pakistan to release 51 Indian fishermen

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Pakistan, Islamabad News : Prime Minister Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso ordered on Friday the release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds as a gesture of goodwill. These prisoners have already served their sentences.

The decision was taken at a high level meeting attended by Federal Minister for Law, Ahmer Bilal Sufi, Chief Minister Sindh Justice (R) Zahid Qurban Alvi and senior officials of the Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Law and Justice and PM’s Secretariat.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the Indian Government will reciprocate the gesture and release the Pakistani prisoners incarcerated in Indian jails.

The Prime Minister was informed that presently 482 Indian prisoners were in Pakistani jails whereas 496 Pakistanis were in Indian jails. He was further informed that the government of Pakistan was awaiting the confirmation of national status of other Indian prisoners.

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