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Nov 24, 2008 at 11:31am IST

Pakistan to release 101 Indian prisoners

New Delhi: Pakistan will release 101 Indian prisoners as a part of goodwill gesture. Majority of the prisoners are fishermen who were taken into custody after they ventured into Pakistani waters while fishing in the Arabian Sea.

The move comes ahead of a meeting between the Home Secretaries of both countries later this week.

All of them have reportedly completed their prison terms sentenced by the court.

Pakistani Human Rights activist Ansar Burney said that the release of prisoners is likely to take place on Tuesday.

Pakistan is expecting India will reciprocate by releasing its prisoners in Indian jails at the earliest.

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