India releases Pakistani prisoners
Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:36:05 GMT
India's prison authorities have released fifty-one Pakistani nationals held over tampering with their visas as a good-will gesture.
The Pakistani nationals, including 25 women, were arrested in April and May while returning to their country.
They had traveled to India to visit their relatives.
The freed prisoners returned to their homeland from Wagha border in the eastern city of Lahore, a Press TV correspondent reported.
According to Pakistan's foreign ministry, most of the released prisoners were in poor health condition.
The release of Pakistani prisoners comes as relations between the two nuclear armed neighbors has deteriorated following Mumbai's terror attacks which left more than 170 people dead.
India holds Pakistan-based militants responsible for the attacks on its financial capital and has urged Islamabad to take action against those responsible for the attacks.
Pakistan, however, denies any involvement.
HE/DT Press TV - India releases Pakistani prisoners