India releases 28 Pakistan prisoners

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Wagah Border (Punjab), Nov 15: India released 28 Pakistan nationals on Friday, Nov 14 after they had completed their respective jail terms.

The prisoners, released on the recommendations of Pakistan-India Judicial Committee on Prisoners, crossed over from the Wagah checkpost in Punjab. Recounting her plight Farzana, a released prisoner, said: "I am going to Pakistan after 18 months. Someone had put fake currency in my bag and I was caught. My case went on for seven months and that is over, so, I am going back." "I am very happy and I want all the innocents on both sides of the border should be released," said Qasim Mehmood, another released prisoner.

The Pakistan-India Judicial Committee on Prisoners was formed in January 2007 to facilitate the release of prisoners languishing in jails in either country.

On August 15, Pakistan released 34 Indian fishermen and a resident of Jammu, who had completed their jail terms in Pakistani jails, from Attari land border.


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