Saturday, January 01, 2022
ISLAMABAD: In pursuance of various agreements signed between Pakistan and India, both the countries Saturday exchanged the lists of their prisoners in each other's custody as well as nuclear installations.
In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said: “In accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on 31 December 1988 and ratified on 27 January 1991, a list of nuclear installations and facilities in Pakistan was officially handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.”
Simultaneously, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi also handed over a list of Indian Nuclear installations and facilities to a representative of the Pakistan High Commission, he added.
The agreement provides, inter alia, that both countries should inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities within the definition of the agreement on 1st January of each calendar year.
Similarly, both the countries shared the lists of prisoners in each other's custody.
The Pakistan government shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 628 Indian prisoners in Pakistan including 51 civilians and 577 fishermen.
Meanwhile, the Indian government also shared the list of 355 Pakistani prisoners in India including 282 civilians and 73 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi, read the statement.