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India-Pak to check trans-border crime

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Wagah, Apr 14 (UNI) India and Pakistan have jointly agreed to step-up vigil along the Indo-Pakistan border from the Rann of Kutch in the Gujarat sector to the Jammu sector so as to check trans-border crime which was necessary for maintaining peace along the border.

This decision was jointly arrived at the four-day bi-annual meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers that concluded in Lahore today.The Indian delegation comprised of the IGs of the Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu sectors besides officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Survey of India and Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

The two sides also exchanged a list of prisoners with the Indian delegation providing the Pakistan side a list of 15 Indian prisoners including three Prisoners of War (POWs) who are lodged in different jails of Pakistan. The Pakistan delegation provided a list of 142 civil prisoners who are believed to be behind bars in prisons in India.

''Prisoners lists were exchanged at the meeting and both sides assured that effort will be made to trace these prisoners so as to ensure their speedy repatriation'', BSF Additional Director General (ADGP) N P S Aulkah the leader of the India delegation said at a media conference here on his return.

Rangers Deputy Director General Tareem Khan came to see off the Indian delegation uptil the zero line at this joint check post.

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