24 August 2017

News Story: India releases 7 Pakistani prisoners

NEW DELHI, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- India has released seven Pakistani prisoners and reiterated its demand for full consular access to its nationals in Pakistan's custody, including convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

"Seven Pakistani prisoners, who have completed their sentence and whose nationality has been confirmed by Pakistani authorities, were repatriated to Pakistan," the Indian External Affairs Ministry has said in a statement.

"The government of India attaches highest importance to addressing all humanitarian matters, including early and full consular access to Indian nationals in Pakistan's custody, including Jadhav and (Hamid Nehal) Ansari and secure their early release and repatriation," it added.

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