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    At the India-Pakistan border in the Punjab, the Indian Government on Saturday (15 September) handed over to Pakistan another 146 sick and wounded prisoners of war and 37 civilian internees -- all captured in the 1971 conflict in Bangladesh.

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    At the India-Pakistan border in the Punjab, the Indian Government on Saturday (15 September) handed over to Pakistan another 146 sick and wounded prisoners of war and 37 civilian internees -- all captured in the 1971 conflict in Bangladesh.

    The group returned to Pakistan on Saturday were the first to go home since the singing of the India-Pakistan Accord in August. It takes the number of Pakistanis repatriated by India since the war to 2,651.

    The civilians returned included two television newsmen -- Dawood Subhani of UPI-Television News and Shakil Burney, a sound engineer wit Visnews.

    India still holds nearly 50,000 Pakistani war prisoners and civilians. Under the agreement with Pakistan, they are to be repatriated home in a three-day operation along wit the Bengalis in Pakistan and the Pakistanis in Bangladesh.

    SYNOPSIS: At the India-Pakistan border check-post of Wagah, in the Punjab, the Indian Government on Saturday handed over to Pakistan another 146 sick and wounded prisoners of war and 37 civilian internees -- all captured during the 1971 conflict in Bangladesh.

    They were the first Pakistanis to go home since the singing of the India-Pakistani Accord in Delhi last month.

    It took the number of Pakistanis repatriated by India since the war to 2,651.

    India still holds nearly 90,000 prisoners and civilians. Under the agreement with Pakistan, they are to be repatriated home in a three-way operation along with the Bengalis held in Pakistan and the Pakistanis in Bangladesh.

    The Indian Army will shift the prisoners to border posts in the Punjab by rail. After being held for twenty months, some of the Pakistanis will face a twelve-hundred mile train journey before reaching the repatriation points.

    Among the first to be freed by India will be the families of soldiers and civilians -- a group numbering nearly ten-thousand people.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZHJBLBGY5SXLIIROAKNR0ALE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZHJBLBGY5SXLIIROAKNR0ALE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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