Pakistan to release 360 Indian prisoners
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) on Friday said that, Pakistan will release 360 Indian prisoners this month (April-2019).
“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,” Pakistan’s FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal told reporters.
He added the prisoners would be released in four batches starting from April 8.
According to the lists exchanged by both sides in January, there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails, 249 of whom are what the Pak FO spokesman described as civilians and 98 fishermen.
There are 537 Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails, 483 of whom are fishermen.