New Delhi: In a heart-warming gesture, the Pakistan High Commission has for the first time sent ‘Eidi’ to over 500 nationals of that country lodged in various Indian jails, ahead of the ‘Eid’ festival.
“Pakistan High Commission sends ‘Eidi’ to Pak prisoners in India; efforts on for their early release and repatriation,” the Pakistan diplomatic mission tweeted.
Eidi is a gift in form of money or otherwise from elders on the occasion of Eid.
According to the Pakistani sources, this is for the first time, the High Commission has shown such gesture to the prisoners from that country.
“There are 505 Pakistani prisoners lodged in various jails in India. We have sent the money orders to jail authorities to put them in the account of the respective prisoners,” the sources said. However, they did not divulge the amount sent to each prisoner.
They also said there were “problems” with the postal department in sending money to the prisoners. “We took up the matter with higher postal authorities after which the issue got resolved,” they added.