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Pakistan, India exchange list of nuclear installations, prisoners

Pakistan and India on Saturday exchanged a listing of their nuclear installations that can’t be attacked in case of an escalation in hostilities, as a part of an annual ritual that has been in follow between the 2 neighbours for greater than three many years, a Overseas Workplace assertion mentioned right here.

The 2 international locations additionally exchanged lists of prisoners held in one another’s prisons, which embody civilians, defence personnel and fishermen, it mentioned.

The lists of nuclear set up and services had been exchanged as per the provisions of the Article-II of the Settlement on Prohibition of Assaults in opposition to Nuclear Installations and Services, signed on December 31, 1988 and ratified on 27 January 1991.

In keeping with this settlement, each international locations have to tell one another of the nuclear services.

This follow of exchanging lists has continued since January 1, 1992.

The alternate of the lists got here amid pressure in ties between the 2 international locations over the Kashmir difficulty in addition to cross-border terrorism.

The listing of nuclear installations and services in Pakistan was formally handed over to a consultant of the Indian Excessive Fee on the Ministry of Overseas Affairs at 1030 hours PST on Saturday.

Equally, the Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs in New Delhi handed their listing of nuclear installations and services to a consultant of the Pakistan Excessive Fee at 1100 hours IST, the Pakistan Overseas Workplace assertion mentioned.

In the same alternate, Pakistan shared with the Indian Excessive Fee in Islamabad a listing of 628 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, together with 51 civilians and 577 fishermen.

The Indian Authorities additionally concurrently shared the listing of 355 Pakistani prisoners in India together with 282 civilians and 73 fishermen with the Excessive Fee for Pakistan in New Delhi, it mentioned.

These lists are exchanged underneath the provisions of the Settlement on Consular Entry signed in Could 2008.

Beneath this pact, the 2 international locations ought to alternate complete lists on January 1 and July 1 yearly.

“This step is according to clause (i) of the Consular Entry Settlement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 Could 2008, underneath which each international locations are required to alternate lists of prisoners in one another’s custody twice a 12 months, on 01 January and 01 July, respectively,” the Overseas Workplace mentioned. PTI SH VM AKJ

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