Pakistan releases 40 Indian prisoners

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Attari (Punjab):  Pakistan has repatriated 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen from Gujarat, BSF officials said Sunday.

The prisoners were brought late Saturday to the Attari-Wagah checkpost here, 30 km from Amritsar, and handed over to the Border Security Force by their Pakistani counterparts.

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The fishermen were arrested for entering Pakistani waters. Most of the prisoners had been in Pakistani prisons for over one year.