Another Pakistani prisoner dies in India despite conclusion of sentence

12:02 AM | 8 Mar, 2019
Another Pakistani prisoner dies in India despite conclusion of sentence
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ISLAMABAD - Days after the death of Shakirullah, another Pakistani citizen died while in Indian custody, said diplomatic sources on Thursday.

Mohammad Azam reportedly died of natural causes, however, an official confirmation in this regard is awaited.

The 62-year-old Pakistani had been charged by Indian authorities with crossing the border illegally. He served his sentence at Ferozepur Jail which concluded in 2016.

He was later transferred to Amritsar Jail. Unfortunately, he was not relocated to Pakistan despite the conclusion of his sentence.

On Feb 25, he had been shifted to Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where he breathed his last.

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The development comes amid soaring tension between Pakistan and India in the backdrop of Pulwama attack for which New Delhi pinned blame on Islamabad without any evidence.