ISLAMABAD: India has released 9 Pakistani prisoners, 4 civil prisoners and 05 fishermen on Friday, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, India released 37 Pakistani prisoners earlier– 5 civil, 32 fishermen — on May 30.
Currently 477 Pakistani prisoners — 346 civil and 131 fishermen — still remain lodged in Indian jails. Out of these 22 civil prisoners have completed sentence and await repatriation.
On May 26, as a goodwill gesture, Pakistani Prime Minister had directed that 151 Indian Prisoners — 01 civil and 150 fishermen — be released.
Presently 296 Indian nationals are detained in Pakistan which include 47 civil and 249 fishermen.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has always held that the issue of prisoners in our respective countries is a humanitarian one and should be taken in that spirit, said a statement of the Foreign Office.