ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday handed over a list of Indian prisoners in the country to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad while the two countries also exchanged a list of nuclear installations and facilities, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the Consular Agreement signed between the two countries on May 2008 — India and Pakistan are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year – on January 1 and July 1, respectively.
Having said that, the Foreign Office handed over a list of 537 prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails. These include 54 civilians and 483 fishermen, according to FO.
The Indian government will also share the list of Pakistani prisoners with the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
According to another statement, Islamabad and New Delhi also exchanged a list of nuclear installations and facilities.
In accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against nuclear installations and facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on December 31, 1988, the list was officially handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi handed over the list of Indian nuclear installations and facilities to a representative of the Pakistan High Commission.
The agreement contains the provision that both countries inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities on 1st January every year. This has been done consecutively since January 1, 1992.