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India reciprocates Paksitan’s goodwill gesture, releases 37 prisoners

Border Security Force handing over Pakistani prisoners to Pak Rangers at Attari-Wagah land border on Friday. India had released 37 Pak prisoners including 32 fishermen to Pakistan as a good will gesture. (Source: PTI) Border Security Force handing over Pakistani prisoners to Pak Rangers at Attari-Wagah land border on Friday. (Source: PTI)
By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: May 30, 2014 8:45 pm

In a goodwill gesture following the installation of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, the Centre on Friday repatriated 37 Pakistani prisoners.

Out of  the thirty seven, 32 were Pakistani fishermen and rest five were arrested in illegal border crossing to India, an official at Attari border said while confirming the release of the 37 Pakistani prisoners.

All the released prisoners have spent nearly 16 months in different Indian jails, he said, adding they were handed over to Pakistani rangers at joint check post at Attari border, the land transit route to Pakistan.

Pakistan had released 151 Indian fishermen on May 25, a day ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India to attend India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

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