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48 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistani waters

KARACHI: Pakistan has arrested 48 Indian fishermen for violation of the country’s water frontiers, ARY News reported on Saturday.

Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has arrested 48 Indian fishermen and captured their eight boats for illegal entry in Pakistani waters, the agency’s sources said.

Forty-eight Indian fishermen were arrested from Kajjar Creek while fishing in Pakistan’s sea limits.

The arrested Indian fishermen are usually handed over to Docks police of Karachi for producing before the court.

India and Pakistan routinely arrest fishermen on charges of illegally entering in national waters as the maritime boundaries between the two countries were poorly defined and many fishing boats lack the technology to be certain of their precise location.

Many fishermen languish in jail for months even after completing their prison terms.

Governments of both countries have from time to time released these fishermen from their jails as a goodwill gesture.

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