Pakistan frees Indian prisoners

Release of 17 people before meeting between S Asian neighbours seen as goodwill gesture.

    Pakistan has released 17 Indian prisoners as a goodwill gesture in the lead-up to meetings between the two countries.

    Most of the prisoners were charged with illegally crossing the broder, overstaying their visas and even spying for India.

    Their cases are a reminder of the tense relations between the two regional powers.

    Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the Wagah border crossing, which straddles both countries.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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