India releases physically challenged Pakistani teenager


India has handed over Hasnain, a physically challenged Pakistani boy, on Monday at Wagah Border.

Hasnain, a 14-year-old boy, was arrested by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on May 17, 2017, after he couldn’t tell them details of his whereabouts.

He had been kept at a juvenile medical care unit in Fareed Kot, and was given consular access on November 21, 2017.

Hasnain conveyed to officials during the consular access that he is Pakistani, and was able to identify Pakistani currency, flag and the picture of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

During this entire process, the Pakistani High Commission remained in contact with Indian officials.

Earlier today, Pakistan and India exchanged lists of nuclear installations and prisoners through diplomatic channels between the two countries.