Pakistan, India exchange list of nuclear installations, prisoners
02 January, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday handed over a list of its nuclear installations and facilities to a representative of the Indian High Commission, at the Foreign Office.
Article-II of the December 1988 Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India requires the two countries to annually exchange lists of their respective nuclear installations and facilities.
The Indian side also handed over its list to the Pakistan High Commission through the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The two sides also exchanged lists of prisoners in each other's country.
According to the Agreement on Consular Access, signed between Pakistan andIndia on May 21, 2008, both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other's custody twice a year, on January 1 and July 1, respectively.
Consistent with the provisions of this agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of 281 Indian prisoners (49 civilian and 232 fishermen) in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs also handed over a list of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails. According to this list, there are a total of 396 Pakistanis in Indian jails (257 civilian and 139 fishermen).