Pakistan, India exchange list of nuclear installations, Prisoners

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Jan, 2021. 03:58 pm
Pakistan India

Pakistan on Friday shared with India a list of 319 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, including 49 civilians and 270 fishermen prisoners.

Both countries also exchanged the list of their nuclear installations and facilities under Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the list was shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad today.

This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 May 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively.

The Indian Government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan New Delhi.

The agreement signed between Pakistan and India on December 31, 1988 contains the provision that both countries inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities on 1st January every year.

Back in July 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) shared a list of 324 Indian prisoners in Pakistan including 270 fishermen and 54 civil prisoners with the Indian High Commission.

The FO maintained that the Indian government also simultaneously shared a list of 362 Pakistani prisoners in India including 265 civil prisoners and 97 fishermen with High Commission for Pakistan New Delhi.

“The Pakistan Government has been calling for early release and repatriation of 15 civil prisoners and 47 fishermen to Pakistan who have completed their sentences and whose nationality has been confirmed and conveyed to India,” the FO added.

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