In a goodwill gesture, India’s authorities on Friday repatriated 9 Pakistani prisoners to Pakistan right here after being freed them from completely different jails.
All of the Pakistani prisoners have been handed over to Pakistan on the joint test publish of worldwide Indo-Pak Attari border, an official stated.
They crossed over to Pakistan by means of the land transit route of Attari border on the idea of ‘Emergency Journey Certificates’ issued by the Pakistan Excessive Fee primarily based at New Delhi, he stated.
Out of 9 prisoners, 5 have been fishermen who had slipped to India throughout fishing within the Arabian sea and subsequently arrested for unlawful fishing on Indian aspect. All of the fishermen have been resident of Karachi province of Pakistan, stated the official.
Nevertheless, 4 different Pakistani prisoners have been arrested in inadvertent border crossing, he stated. All of the Pakistani prisoners spent almost two years in jail in Indian jails.