Ten Pakistani prisoners released

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AmritsarPosted at: Jul 26, 2017, 12:51 AM; last updated: Jul 26, 2017, 12:51 AM (IST)


Pakistani prisoners being released at the Attari-Wagah joint check post in Amritsar on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 25

As a goodwill gesture, the Indian authorities released 10 Pakistani prisoners, including a five-year-old girl child, through the Attari-Wagah joint check-post today.
According to information, there were six civilians and four fishermen who were lodged in various jails here.
Pakistani national Rubina, who was released from Jammu jail, said in 2012, she came to New Delhi for medical aid along with her husband, Noor Mohammad, and daughter Rabia, who was just 15-days old. She said she got stuck here as she was ditched by her husband. “I and my daughter landed up in jail as we didn’t possess valid documents for overstaying. “I am happy now. But we will not go back to my husband,” she said.
Another prisoner Akhtar Hussain, who was also released from Jammu jail, said in 2015 he had crossed over the border in the RS Pura sector but was caught by the BSF. He was repentant over his folly and was happy to reunite with his family.
Prisoner Shaukat Ali, who was not in sound mental health, had crossed the border in 2013 in an illegal manner but was arrested by the BSF.
Similarly, released from Jaamnagar jail (Gujarat), Pakistani fishermen Iftekhar and Rashid said while fishing, they had inadvertently entered the prohibited area in the sea when the Indian forces caught them.

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