Pak team to review prisoners' conditions in India

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Islamabad, Aug 17: A Pakistani delegation will arrive in India on Monday, Aug 18 on a six-day visit to inspect the conditions of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

According to the Dawn newspaper, Members of the Pakistan-India Judicial committee comprising Justice (retired) Fazal Karim, Justice (retired) Mian Mohammad Ajmal, Justice (retired) Abdul Qadeer Chaudhry and Justice (retired) Nasir Aslam Zahid will visit jails in Amritsar, Jaipur and New Delhi from August 18 to 23. There are over 400 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

The delegation would also be meeting Indian members of the judicial committee and Indian leadership to discuss the plight of prisoners, seek more humane treatment for them. The delegation will also discuss modalities for the expeditious release of the prisoners who have served their jail term.

The Pakistani members of the committee called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday, Aug 17 to discuss issues relating to implementation of the committee's recommendations.

Qureshi assured the delegation that Pakistan would extend full support to the committee in its work and that it was committed to implementation of the Consular Access Agreement signed between Pakistan and India.

ANI

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