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Pakistan apprehends eighteen Indian fishermen

AHMEDABAD: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has apprehended eighteen Indian fishermen and seized three boats off the Gujarat coast, Indian media reported on Sunday.

“Three fishing boats from Porbandar, Okha and Mangrol were seized and 18 fishermen sailing on them captured by PMSA late Saturday night from near the International Maritime Border Line,” National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) Secretary Manish Lodhari was quoted saying to Indian media.

Lodhari said the captured boats had set sail from the coastal town of Porbandar a few days ago. He said this is the first such incident in April. Last month, 231 Indian fishermen were arrested and forty boats were seized by Pakistani authorities.

On March 26, PMSA had apprehended over 100 Indian fishermen and seized 19 boats. Last month, the Indian Coast Guard had captured nine Pakistani fishermen along with a fishing boat.

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