20 Indian fishermen released from Karachi’s Malir Jail
KARACHI (92 News) – 20 Indian fishermen imprisoned in Malir District Jail have been released on Sunday (today) and will be sent Lahore for onward hand over to Indian authorities on Monday.
The Maritime Security Agency had arrested the fishermen over violation of Pakistani territorial waters last year. The Indian fishermen released at 3:00pm from Malir District Jail in Landhi today and to be handed over to the Edhi Foundation by the jail police, sources said.
The fishermen will travel from Cantt Station of Karachi to Lahore and taken to the Wagah border crossing.
The fishermen will be handed over to Indian officials in a ceremony on January 06 (Monday) at Wagah border. The fishermen released are residents of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
They were arrested in November when they ventured into Pakistani territorial waters for fishing.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan had released 360 Indian fishermen earlier this year as a good will gesture.