Pakistan releases 151 Indian Prisoners

Pakistan has introduced to launch 151 Indian prisoners serving in numerous Pakistani jails forward of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s go to to the Indian capital of New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.
The choice was taken on the instruction of Sharif as a goodwill gesture, based on a press launch issued by prime minister’s workplace.
The prisoners — all fishermen who had been detained by Pakistani maritime safety company for violating the nation’s territorial waters — will probably be handed over to Indian authorities at Wahga border crossing Monday when Modi is ready to be sworn-in.
Some 57 boats seized by Pakistani maritime company may also be handed over to Indian authorities.
Welcoming the goodwill gesture from Pakistan, Indian International Workplace spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed reporters in New Delhi that the Indian authorities had formally been notified about Pakistan’s transfer.
Sharif would be the first-ever Pakistani prime minister to attend the oath taking ceremony of an Indian PM.
Arrests of fishermen from each side have been a frequent affair resulting from unmarked territorial waters.
In response to Pakistani maritime authorities, 568 Pakistani prisoners — together with 158 fishermen — are staying in Indian jails for a few years.
Pakistan’s International Workplace hopes to obtain an identical goodwill gesture from India within the type of their launch. Pakistan had already launched over 300 Indian prisoners in August final 12 months.
In the meantime, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa additionally ordered the discharge of all Indian fishermen who’ve been detained within the nation resulting from an identical territorial waters dispute with India.

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