Pakistan releases 20 Indian fishermen
The Indians will be handed over at Wagah border
Landhi Jail Superintendent Arshad Shah told 24News TV channel on Sunday that the Indian fishermen were in jail for four years as they were arrested for violating Pakistan’s maritime boundaries.
Arshad Shah further informed that the Indian authorities had confirmed that these fishermen were their nationals.
Edhi Welfare Foundation bore all the travel expenses for the freed Indians, who will be transported to the Wagah border on Sunday to be handed over to the Indian authorities so that they can return home.
The 20 fishermen, who hailed from the Indian state of Gujarat, had completed their jail terms.
The fishermen were arrested by the Pakistan Maritime Security Force (PMSF) and handed over to the dock police for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters.
Reporter Saud bin Murtaza