KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday freed 219 Indian fishermen who had strayed into its waters, an respectable stated, calling it a “goodwill gesture” ten days after a similar quantity have been additionally released.
The fishermen, a few of whom had been in penal complex for more than a yr, will be passed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border, Sindh provincial reputable Mohammad Naseem Siddiqui instructed AFP.
an additional one hundred fishermen remain in jail, ready for the Indian excessive commission to verify their nationality as they serve sentences of as a minimum six months every, he stated.
Dozens of Indian and Pakistani fishermen are captured in the Arabian Sea each 12 months after straying throughout maritime borders.
They often languish in prison even after serving their sentences because of poor diplomatic family members between two nuclear-armed neighbours.