At least 45 Indian fishermen released from Karachi's Malir prison

Published May 24, 2013
Fishermen from India wear garlands as they sit in a bus after their release from a prison in Karachi, May 24, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Fishermen from India wear garlands as they sit in a bus after their release from a prison in Karachi, May 24, 2013. — Photo by Reuters

KARACHI: At least 45 Indian fishermen were released on Friday from Karachi’s Malir Prison and are to be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border on Saturday, said Ansar Burney, Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International.

He said all expenses to send the fishermen to India would be borne by his trust on humanitarian grounds.

The release is part of an understanding between the countries to free citizens who mistakenly stray into each other’s waters.

The neighbours frequently arrest each other’s fishermen on charges of violating territorial waters.

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