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Press Release on release of Pakistan's prisoners of war

New Delhi
August 13, 1999

Tomorrow, August 14, 1999, is Pakistan’s Independence Day. On this occasion, Government of India have decided to offer for release eight (8) Pakistani soldiers who were taken prisoners of war during Pakistan’s recent armed intrusion and aggression in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The modalities in this regard are being worked out and will be finalised shortly.

The list of the 8 Pakistani soldiers is given below:

S.N.

No.

Rank

Name

Unit

1.

2837712

Nk

Inayat Ali

5 NLI

2.

3446518

Sep

Fazal Aman

24 SIND

3.

2844160

Sep

Hunar Shah

5 NLI

4.

2846468

Sep

Mohd Ayaz

4 NLI (att with 5NLI)

5.

2850366

Sep

Sher Baz Khan

5 NLI (att)

6.

3334090

Sep

Ahmed Khan

33 FF

7.

3342494

Sep

Salikh Khan

33 FF

8.

3345441

Sep

Ashraf

19 POK Bn