इंडियन आवाज़     05 Dec 2023 10:40:02      انڈین آواز

Pakistan releases 87 Indian prisoners

Eighty-seven Indians, mostly fishermen were today handed over to India at the Wagah Border after being released from a Pak prison. The Indian nationals were freed from the Landhi Jail in Karachi yesterday.

A Pakistan Rangers official told reporters at the Wagah Border that all 87 Indians have been handed over to the Border Security Force after verifying their documents.  According to reports  86 more Indian fishermen would be released on March 20.

The report also said that there remains a total of 457 more Indians in the prison, and most of them are fishermen arrested allegedly for territorial violation. Fishermen are frequently arrested along with their boats by both India and Pakistan as the maritime border in the Arabian Sea is poorly defined.

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