Pakistan prisoners safe in Indian prisons: Preneet

Published: 02nd May 2013 07:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2013 07:44 PM   |  A+A-


Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails were safe, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur today said.

Answering reporters' questions here this evening on ensuring the safety of Indian and Pakistan prisoners in each other's territories, Kaur said "Pakistani prisoners are safe in Indian jails. We are a responsible government."

She said the Indian plane carrying the body of Sarabjit had taken off from Lahore International Airport and the aircraft would soon land in Amritsar.

Kaur said the body would then be taken to Sarabjit's native village Bikhiwind near here.

Asked about the delay in the Air India plane having taken off from Lahore, she said it was due to certain customs formalities. "All formalities have now been completed and the plane has taken off," she added.


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