India Repatriates 16 Pakistan Nationals

Published: 07th August 2015 08:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2015 08:20 PM   |  A+A-

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FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, Makhni Begum holds a photograph of her son Shafqat Hussain in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani jail official says Hussain, convicted of killing a boy in 2004 and spared of execution four times earlier, has bee

By PTI

ATTARI: In a goodwill gesture, the Centre today repatriated 16 Pakistani nationals after they were released from different jails in the country.

According to officials posted at Attari, all the Pakistani nationals have crossed over to their country on the basis of 'Emergency Travel Certificate' issued by Delhi-based Pakistan High Commission.

The prisoners were handed over to Pakistani Rangers by BSF at Joint Check Post.

Before repatriation, five prisoners were brought here from Srinagar jail, eight from Jammu, one from Amritsar Central Jail and two from Bhuj jail of Gujarat.

Official said the released Pakistanis were arrested in different cases like espionage, suspected militant activities while some were caught in Indian territory without passport and visas and for over stay.

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