Karachi jail releases 40 Indian prisoners

Karachi, Nov 28: Pakistan released 40 Indian prisoners, which include 36 fishermen and others on Friday. This comes just after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif as they exchanged pleasantries at the 18th SAARC Summit in Nepal.


containing clothes for their families and Rs 10,000 in cash to each of the released prisoners."

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Inside sources say that they would be handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah border. The Indian government, so far, have not commented on the release, but officials say that it was an act of goodwill and that they were released on humanitarian grounds.

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"When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited India in May, we released 151 prisoners," the official said.

It is a regular practice by India and Pakistan to arrest fishermen who venture into unmarked territorial waters of the two nations.

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