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Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen as good will gesture

KARACHI: Pakistan on Sunday released another 100 Indian fishermen from Malir Jail in Karachi as a good will gesture.

These fishermen were arrested for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters, Radio Pakistan reported.

The fishermen will be taken to Lahore via train where they will be handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah Border.

Pakistan has already released more than 300 Indian fishermen within a month as a good will gesture.

On April 14, Pakistan had released 100 Indian fishermen from Malir Jail Karachi as a goodwill gesture, Radio Pakistan had reported.

The fishermen were arrested for fishing illegally in Pakistani waters during various operations.

The fishermen were taken to Lahore through train where they were handed over to the Indian authorities at Wagah Border on April 15.

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Earlier, Pakistan had decided to release 100 fishermen who were arrested by the PMSA over violating Pakistani waters.

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.

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

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