India hands over 13 Pakistani prisoners at Wahga border


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LAHORE: Thirteen Pakistani prisoners including two women and a girl, released by India on Nov 1, arrived here through Wagah Border on Thursday.

Indian authorities handed over the prisoners to Pakistan Rangers on the Wahga border near here.

The two women, Mumtaz and Fatima, were rounded up on charges of drug-trafficking, while travelling to India through Samjhauta Express in 2006. Fatima’s 10-year-old daughter, Hina, was born in captivity, as Fatima was pregnant at the time of her arrest.

Rangers sources said the other prisoners had completed their imprisonment in different jails of India.

Last month, 68 Indian fishermen were released from Karachi’s Malir jail.—APP