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Pakistan releases 68 Indian fishermen, 200 still in Pak jails

Pakistan Released 68 Indian Fishermen Allegedly Held For Violating Its Territorial Waters From Karachi’s Landhi Jail On Sunday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 29 Oct 2017, 06:04:08 PM
Pakistan releases 68 Indian fishermen, 200 more in Pak jails. (Representative Image)

New Delhi:

Pakistan released 68 Indian fishermen allegedly held for violating its territorial waters from Karachi’s Landhi jail on Sunday.

The released fishermen boarded a train to Lahore from where they would be taken to Wagah border, where they will be handed over to Indian authorities.

Pakistan’s Sindh province’s home department official Naseem Siddiqui told the media, “They were released after we got orders from the interior minister on Saturday.”

The fishermen were taken to railway station in covered police vans in full security to railway station.

More than 200 Indian fishermen are still languishing in various jails in Pakistan.

Pakistan government early this year had released Indian fishermen from Landhi and Malir jails.

India and Pakistan frequently detain fishermen for allegedly fishing in each other’s territorial waters since Arabian Sea doesn't have a clearly defined marine border.

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First Published : 29 Oct 2017, 06:03:45 PM

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