Six Pakistani prisoners, including woman, child set free by India


ISLAMABAD: Six Pakistani prisoners, including a woman and a child, were safely returned by India via Wagah border on Tuesday.

A Pakistani High Commission (PHC) spokesperson in New Delhi confirmed that the prisoners had been set free earlier during the day.

According to the PHC spokesperson Khawaja Muaz Tariq, the Pakistani nationals had been imprisoned in different jails, camps, and minor jails and included a child, Ali Haroon and a woman, Nasreen Akhter.

Nasreen was sentenced to 10 years and six months. She was freed after a fine imposed on her was paid by the PHC in January 2017.

The Pakistani High Commission had earlier held talks with the Indian authorities. At least 52 Pakistani prisoners who have completed their sentence, including 37 fishermen and four children, are imprisoned in Indian jails, Tariq said. These prisoners are expected to be released in the near future.