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    Monday, 13 August 2018

    Pakistan to release 30 Indian prisoners on Independence Day: FO

    Foreign Office of Pakistan said in a statement on Monday that the Government of Pakistan has decided to set free 30 Indian prisoners on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day (August 14).
    Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the decision to free the prisoners was taken on humanitarian grounds. He explained, among the prisoners to be set free are 27 Indian fishermen.
    The spokesperson added that Pakistan hopes for a similar positive attitude from India in reply to its gesture.
    Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14, after gaining independence from the British rule 71 years ago in 1947. India observes its Independence Day a day later, on August 15. Human rights activists hoped that Indian Government would also release Pakistani prisoners on August 15 as a gesture of good-will. They said that there was no justification to detains those pakistanis who had completed their sentence.
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