Pakistan hands over list of prisoners, nuclear installations to India

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ISLAMABAD (City News) – The government on Wednesday has handed over a list of 282 Indian prisoners (55 civil + 227 fishermen) in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad.

According to Foreign Office press release, 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 will also share the list of Pakistani prisoners with Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

The FO also told that Pakistan and India have officially exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities in their respective countries.

List of Pakistan s nuclear installations was handed over to the Indian representative in Islamabad while the list from Indian side was received by Pakistani official in New Delhi.

This act is carried on January 1 every year in accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between the both states, signed on 31st December 1988.

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