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Pakistan, India exchange lists of nuclear facilities

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and strategic services beneath Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks in opposition to Nuclear Installations and Facilities, the Foreign Office stated in a press release issued on Friday. 

The settlement, signed on December 31, 1988, states that each international locations inform one another of their nuclear installations and services on 1st January yearly.

The listing of nuclear installations and services in Pakistan was formally handed over to a consultant of the Indian High Commission on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 11:00am right now.

In New Delhi, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs handed over the listing of their nuclear installations and services to a consultant of the Pakistan High Commission at 11:30am.

The authorities additionally shared a listing of 319 Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistani prisons. These embrace 49 civilians and 270 fishermen.

“This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 May 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July, respectively,” stated a press release by the FO.

“The Indian Government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen with High Commission for Pakistan New Delhi.”

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