Pakistan claims 189 prisoners ‘missing’ in India

New Delhi: After exchange of list of nuclear installations and nationals of each country lodged in their respective jails, under a bilateral agreement with India, Pakistan on Friday claimed that its 189 prisoners are missing in India.

According to reports, while the Indian list showed that there were 271 Pakistani prisoners, including 17 fishermen, in India, the Pakistani list stated that there were 460 prisoners from their country in Indian jails.

Reports claim, Islamabad is planning to take up the issue with New Delhi even before foreign secretary S Jaishankar travels visit to Pakistan.

Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Pakistan on January 25, to discuss the modalities and schedule of the new comprehensive bilateral dialogue between the two nations.

The exchange of nuclear installations list bars the neighbors from attacking each other's atomic facilities and the agreement on prisoners provides that a comprehensive list of nationals of each country lodged in other country's jails has to be exchanged twice each year, on January 1 and July 1.

News24 Bureau