India repatriates 17 Pakistani prisoners: Pak High Commission

NewsDrum Desk
27 Jan 2023

New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) India on Friday repatriated 17 Pakistani nationals imprisoned in the country, the Pakistan High Commission here said.

"Seventeen Pakistani nationals imprisoned in India were repatriated today via Attari-Wagah border after hectic efforts of the Pakistan High Commission, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry and cooperation of the Indian side," the Pakistani mission said on Twitter.

"Our efforts will continue to repatriate all Pakistan prisoners from India on completion of their sentences," it said.

On January 1, India shared with Pakistan lists of 339 Pakistani civilian prisoners and 95 Pakistani fishermen in its custody, the External Affairs Ministry had said in a statement.

Pakistan shared lists of 51 civilian prisoners and 654 fishermen in its custody who are Indians or are believed to be Indians, it had said. PTI SKU DIV DIV

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