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100 Indian fishermen to be handed over to India today

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LAHORE: Allama Iqbal Express with released 100 Indian fishermen reached Lahore on Monday to be handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah Border crossing today.

Pakistan on Sunday released 100 Indian fishermen from Karachi Jail as a goodwill gesture.

The fishermen had been arrested over trespassing into Pakistani waters by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA).

The released Indian fishermen were taken to the Karachi Cantonment Railway Station, where they boarded the Allama Iqbal Express for Lahore yesterday.

The government had earlier decided to release overall 360 Indian prisoners in April. After the first batch of 100 prisoners, remaining 260 fishermen will be released in phases.

The Foreign Office in Islamabad had announced to release 360 Indian prisoners this month.

 

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