Krishna greets Qureshi on Eid, India to repatriate Pak fishermen and prisoners

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New Delhi, Sep.9 (ANI): India on Thursday conveyed to Pakistan its decision to repatriate seven Pakistani fishermen and 24 civilian prisoners on September 15, 2010.

"Further steps are being taken, in cooperation with the Government of Pakistan, to release and repatriate other eligible Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails," an MEA release stated today.

In a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, the Indian External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna today extended his Eid greetings to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi ahead of the upcoming festival.

Krishna also conveyed the deep appreciation of the people and Government of India on the release of 442 Indian fishermen who had been lodged in various jails in Pakistan.

While thanking the Government of Pakistan, Krishna stated that he looked forward to early release and repatriation of all Indian and Pakistani prisoners to their respective countries.

Krishna reiterated India's commitment to work with Pakistan for the common good of the people of the two countries. (ANI)

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