ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (Asia Free Press): Pakistan and India on Saturday, through their High Commissions, exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities and prisoners in each other’s jails.
The Indian Army and Pakistan Army also exchanged new year greetings and sweets at four locations on the Line of Control (LoC).
In accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on December 31, 1988, and ratified on January 27 1991, the list of nuclear installations and facilities in Pakistan was officially handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi handed over the Indian Nuclear installations and facilities list to the Pakistan High Commission representative.
In a statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said, “The agreement provides, inter alia, that both countries should inform each other of their Nuclear Installations and Facilities within the definition of the Agreement on January 1 of each calendar year. This practice has been followed consecutively since January 1, 1992.”
Pakistan on Saturday shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 628 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, including 51 civilians and 577 fishers.
“The Indian government also simultaneously shared the list of 355 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 282 civilians and 73 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi,” added the Foreign Office.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army and Pakistan Army exchanged greetings and sweets today at four locations along the Line of Control, including Chilliana Tithwal Crossing point, Chakoti Uri Crossing point, Poonch Rawlakot crossing point and the Mendhar Hot Springs Crossing.