India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners

India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday.

Published: 02nd March 2017 01:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2017 02:51 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

AMRITSAR: India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday. The prisoners included 21 civilians and 18 fishermen.

Watch: India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners in goodwill gesture

The move comes in response to Pakistan's peace overtures, when on Muhammad Ali Jinnah's birthday, Pakistan freed a batch of 220 Indian fishermen. 

Earlier, a batch of 218 fishermen was released on January 5.

Pakistan also handed over an Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, to Indian authorities at the Wagah border on January 21.

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