Indian prisoner released after completing sentence


31-year-old Indian citizen Ghulam Qadeer, who was incarcerated in Pakistan, was released by authorities on Monday after the completion of his sentence.

Pakistani authorities handed over the prisoner to India’s Border Security Force (BSF). Reportedly, Ghulam Qadeer had illegally entered Pakistan.

Last week, another Pakistani prisoner died in an Indian prison after a prolonged illness. Amin Afzal, a fisherman, was arrested by the Indian Coast Guard in 2017 when he had mistakenly taken his fishing vessel into Indian waters. Afzal was a resident of Sindh’s Umerkot and was kept in the Ahmedabad Jail where he eventually became severely ill and had to be admitted to the civil hospital last month. He died there last night.