India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Mar. 2 (ANI): India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday. The prisoners included 21 civilians and 18 fishermen. The move comes in response to Pakistan's peace overtures, when on Muhammad Ali Jinnah's birthday, Pakistan freed a batch of 220 Indian fishermen. Earlier, a batch of 218 fishermen was released on January 5. Pakistan also handed over an Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, to Indian authorities at the Wagah border on January 21. (ANI)