Pakistan releases four Indian civil prisoners, hands them over to India: MEA

Four Indian civil prisoners —Suraj Ram, Sohan Lal, Mohamed Maqbul Lone and Abdul Majid — have been released by Pakistan and reached India on Thursday.

PTI June 22, 2017 18:22:18 IST
Pakistan releases four Indian civil prisoners, hands them over to India: MEA

New Delhi: Four Indian civil prisoners have been released by Pakistan and reached India on Thursday.

Pakistan releases four Indian civil prisoners hands them over to India MEA

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The prisoners are Suraj Ram, Sohan Lal, Mohamed Maqbul Lone and Abdul Majid.

"Four Indian civil prisoners were released in Pakistan and they have crossed over to India this afternoon," spokesperson in the external affairs ministry Gopal Baglay said.

He said they were released from Pakistani jails on completion of their sentences.

The release of the prisoners by Pakistan comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries over a range of issues.

Details of the offences for which they were imprisoned were not immediately available.

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