Amritsar, Apr. 11 (ANI): India released 39 Pakistani prisoners, including two women on Monday, less than a week after an Indian who had been jailed in Pakistan for 27 years, was freed.
The 39 Pakistanis were escorted to the Wagah border checkpost on the outskirts of Amritsar and allowed to crossover into Lahore.
Before their release, the prisoners had been lodged in eight separate prisons on charges of either overstaying their visa or illegally crossing into India.
Monday's release of prisoners is being viewed as another confidence-building measure between the governments of the two countries.
The prisoners said that they were happy to return to their homeland after completing their respective prison sentences. They said that the two governments must take steps to free the prisoners of each country who had completed their sentences. They also called for making the Indian subcontinent one again after over 60 years of partition. They said that such a step would promote peace, brotherhood, love and stability. By Sawinder Singh (ANI)