Islamabad, On Sunday, Pakistan handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails to the Indian High Commission. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a statement in this regard and said that the list is in line with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Islamabad and New Delhi on May 21, 2008.
According to the statement, the list contains 418 fishermen and other prisoners who were arrested for allegedly being illegally entering the Pakistani waters.
Under this agreement, both countries exchange lists of prisoners twice a year on one January and one in July. The Ministry of External Affairs said that India will also give the Pakistan High Commission a list of Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails.
It is worth mentioning that the relationship between India and Pakistan has become looser after the terror attack in Pathankot Airbase and Uri. After this, the Indian Army had a surgical strike on militant camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The relations between the two countries have also saddened because of the arrest of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pakistan has accused Jadhav of spying while India has opposed it.