Islamabad: India and Pakistan are likely to carry out their biggest ever swap of prisoners being held in each other's jails as part of the normalisation of their relations, according to a media report on Monday.
A broad understanding on releasing prisoners was reached when President Asif Ali Zardari met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a private visit to India in April, unnamed officials were quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.
The swap will apply to all prisoners except those detained on charges of terrorism or espionage, sources in the Foreign Ministry told the daily.
The Foreign Ministries of the two countries have been gathering data on prisoners on both sides of the border....more
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New Delhi: Voicing deep concern over mentally unsound Pakistani nationals languishing in Indian jails even after completion of their sentences, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government why they should not be repatriated, saying such detention "pains us". A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha said such matters should be taken up on priority basis and at the highest level when the top authorities of the two nations meet....
12:23 PM, Apr 10, 2012