59 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan

At least 59 Indian fishermen were apprehended in Pakistan who went for fishing in the outskirts of Arabian sea.

“The Indian fishermen were arrested by the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Thursday while they were fishing in the Pakistani limits of the Arabian Sea,” said a senior official.

The Indian fishermen were arrested near Sir Creek area and will be handed over to the docks police for legal action. MSA also captured 10 boats belonging to the fishermen.
Most of the arrested fishermen, he said, belonged to the Indian state of Gujarat Dawn online. The information about the arrest of Indian fishermen came days after the two countries released imprisoned fishermen.

On March 6, Pakistan freed around 87 Indian fishermen and then only after two weeks, on March 20, it released 86 more, who left for Lahore by train in the afternoon where they were handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border.

Earlier on March 17, nine Pakistani fishermen were released by India after they spending 17 months in Jamnagar jail in Gujarat.

Wefornews Bureau

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