ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday has approved the humanitarian proposals received from the Indian side in connection with the well-being of civilian prisoners incarcerated in both the countries, NewsOne reported.
The proposal approved by the foreign minister includes the following points:
Exchange of three categories of prisoners, including women, mentally challenged/ persons with special needs, and those above 70 years of age. The revival of the Indo-Pak Joint Judicial Committee mechanism included in the proposal.
Foreign Minister has extended two more humanitarian proposals which are exchange of prisoners above 60 years of age and exchange of child prisoners, below 18 years of age. He expressed the hope that #India would positively reciprocate #Pakistan‘s proposals. pic.twitter.com/C15zEd24LS
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) March 7, 2018
Facilitating the visit of medical experts (from both sides) to meet and examine the mentally challenged prisoners also includes. The exchange of prisoners above 60 years of age and exchange of prisoners below 18 years of age also included in he proposal.
Asif expressed the hope that India would positively reciprocate Pakistan’s proposals in the same spirit as they have been made.