ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has decided to set free 30 Indian prisoners on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day, the Foreign Office said in a statement on Monday.
The decision to free the prisoners was taken on humanitarian grounds, FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said.
Among the prisoners to be set free are 27 Indian fishermen, he elaborated.
The spokesperson added that Pakistan hopes for a similar positive attitude from India in reply to its gesture.
Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14, after gaining independence from the British rule 71 years ago in 1947. India observes its Independence Day a day later, on August 15.