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100 Indian fishermen released

Updated April 15, 2019

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Indian fishermen arrive at the Cantt railway station after their release from the jail to board a train for Lahore on Sunday.—Online
Indian fishermen arrive at the Cantt railway station after their release from the jail to board a train for Lahore on Sunday.—Online

KARACHI: Pakistan on Sunday released the second batch of 100 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture.

The 100 Indian fishermen, arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistani water territories, were released from Karachi Malir Jail.

The Edhi Foundation made arrangements for their travelling from Karachi Cantonment Station and onwards to the Wagah Border.

The fishermen were brought to the station in Edhi ambulances amid tight security by Sindh police.

They will be taken to Lahore through Business Express train and handed over to the Indian authorities at Wagah Border.

As a goodwill gesture amid tension with India, Pakistan had announced to release 360 Indian prisoners, including 355 fishermen and five civilians, during April.

Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2019