At least 43 Indian fishermen were on Sunday arrested by Pakistan for allegedly entering its territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, officials said. The fishermen were nabbed by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency off the coast of Sindh province and taken to provincial capital Karachi.
“The fishermen were handed over Dock Police Station for registration of case against them,” an official of the PSMA said. A police official said that a case has been registered against them under the Foreigner’s Act and the Fisheries Act.
“The arrested fishermen will be presented in the court tomorrow for further legal action,” he said. Edhi Foundation has been providing food to the arrested fishermen, a spokesperson of the foundation told reporters.
Both Pakistan and India often arrest fishermen from the other country for violation of their territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. These poor fishermen spent months and sometimes years in jails before released and repatriated back to their countries.