Pakistan decides to release 360 Indian prisoners

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Pakistan on Friday announced that it will release 360 Indian prisoners over the month of April in four phases, according to a media report.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that in the first phase on April 8, 100 prisoners will be released. In the second phase on April 15, another 100 will be released. It will be followed by the release of additional one hundred prisoners on April 22 and in the fourth and last phase on April 29, the remaining 60 prisoners will be released.

The spokesperson while addressing the weekly news briefing in Islamabad said currently there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in India and 537 Indian prisoners in Pakistan. 

Pakistan will be releasing 360 Indian prisoners, of which 355 are fishermen and 5 are civilians, he added.

Dr Faisal said, “It is hoped that India will respond positively to this decision by Pakistan.”