Pakistan detains 29 Indian fishermen
KARACHI (92 News) – Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has on Thursday arrested 29 Indian fishermen for violating Pakistani territorial waters.
In a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, five boats have also been taken into custody.
The Indian fishermen were involved in illegal fishing in Pakistani water, PMSA spokesman said.
Later, the arrested Indian fishermen were handed over to police.
India and Pakistan routinely arrest fishermen on charges of entering each other’s waters as the maritime boundaries between the two countries were poorly defined and many fishing boats lack technologies on locating their precise places.
Pakistani officials insisted that the Indian fishermen allegedly continued to intrude into the country’s marine-rich Indus delta region regardless of the livelihood of local fishermen.
This is the second time in a month that Pakistani forces captured Indian fishermen. On March 26, Pakistani authorities detained 100 Indian fishermen.