Pakistani policemen prepare to release jailed Indian fishermen from a Pakistani prison in Karachi on May 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUM
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners ahead of his historic visit to New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in as premier.Islamabad's move to free the prisoners -- mostly fishermen accused of violating Pakistan's territorial waters -- was welcomed by India as a diplomatic gesture ahead of the inauguration Monday.India's foreign ministry said Pakistan had notified New Delhi of its intention to free the prisoners as a "goodwill gesture" to coincide with the swearing-in.Last August Pakistan released some 340 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds.
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