Pakistan will set free 365 Indian prisoners

Pakistan High Commission said on Friday it will be releasing 365 Indian prisoners, including 340 fishermen, at the Wagah border on Saturday as “a goodwill gesture”.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, said the Indians, which included 25 Indian crew members, will be handed over to the Indian authorities at Wagah border Aug 24.

“This decision of the government of Pakistan of releasing Indian prisoners as a goodwill gesture is widely welcomed and appreciated by the members of civil society and media,” the statement said.

The move comes a day after Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner T.C.A Raghavan in Islamabad to protest the killing of a Pakistani soldier on the Line of Control and the “continued and unwarranted ceasefire violations” by the Indian army leading to deaths.

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