Amid Tension, India Repatriates 16 Pak Prisoners



Between India and Pakistan, love-hate goes hand in hand. Amid heavy exchange of words over visa denial to J&K speaker who was scheduled to participate in Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meeting in Islamabad on September 30, India on Saturday released 16 Pakistani prisoners including eight militants and nine fishermen. The prisoners were lodged in Jammu prison and had completed their incarceration period. They were repatriated from Wagah Border in Amritsar, Punjab.

“They were released from Central Jail Kot Bhalwal, Jammu and sent to Wagah border under tight security arrangements, where they were repatriated to Pakistan,” reports from Jammu said.

Pertinently, an agreement on release of fishermen was signed during the meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in Ufa last month.

The released Pakistani prisoners have been identified as Mohammad Wasim Hashmi son of Mohammad Saleem Hashmi from village Sohain, Gujranwala, Mohammad Naish son of Ghulam Rasool from Shambwali Kotli, Sialkot, Mohammad Imran son of Abdul Gafoor from Sonachak, Sahiwan, Mohammad Mehboob alias Pappu Hussain son of Abhi Aziz from Nagiyal Kotli, Talib Hussain son of Mohammad Yaqoob from Mandopeer Sharief, Rawlakote, Ghulam Hussain alias Mohammad Ghulab Hussain son of Mohammad Alam from Goi Naderi, Kotli, Shafeeq-ul-Rehman son of Hayat Mir from Hajibal Khurshidabad, Kahuta Haveli and Abdul Hussain alias Rehman son of Haji Khan from Sarari, Rawlakote.

All released prisoners had completed their sentence awarded to them by different courts and were overstaying in the jail.

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