Karachi: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan on Sunday released 86 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly violating its territorial waters.
The 86 fishermen, apprehended almost five months ago, were released from Landhi Jail here and will be sent to India through Wagah Border tomorrow, Radio Pakistan reported.
According to Jail Superintendent of Landhi Jail, the fishermen have been released as a goodwill gesture.
Fishermen are frequently arrested along with their boats by both India and Pakistan as the maritime border in the Arabian Sea is poorly defined, and many fishing boats lack the technology needed to be certain of their precise location.
Some of them spend years in jail before being repatriated.
In the past the two nations have released each other’s fishermen as goodwill gestures.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Sign me up for the newsletter!
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Schools encouraged to open up sports facilities all year round
CBP officers seize $900K worth of counterfeit U.S. currency
Two Day National Workshop on ‘Climate Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption’
Tata AutoComp to Supply Powertrain Solutions for EVs in India
Relish the Flavours of India This Republic Day at Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune
2014 The Global Indian New Network (TGINN)