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PMSA arrests five Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in an action in open sea arrested five Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters and doing illegal fishing. The spokesman of the PMSA said boat of fishermen had also been taken into custody. Arrested fishermen were handed over to docks police station after initial investigation. In August last year, at least nine Pakistani fishermen were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard after they allegedly crossed over to the Indian territorial waters in the…

22 Indian fishermen arrested for violating maritime boundaries

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities on Friday arrested 22 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing in territorial waters of the country and seized their three boats, ARY News reported. The arrests were made by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. The PMSA spokesman said the fishermen were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters. He said that they were handed over to Docks Police for legal inquiry. In August, at least nine Pakistani fishermen were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard after they…

16 Indian fishermen arrested for illegally fishing in Pakistan’s waters

KARACHI: The Pakistani authorities have detained 16 Indian fishermen for alleged violation of the territorial waters, according to reports. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA), cited by the Indian media, said that three boats of the fishermen were also seized during the operation in open sea for violating the Pakistan's coastal territory. The arrested fishermen were handed over to police for legal proceedings, Xinhua reported. In August, at least nine Pakistani fishermen were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard…

Indian fishermen chant ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ after Pak Navy help

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy rescued Indian fishermen in the open sea after their boat was stranded due to loss of engine propulsion. Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir (Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate) while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSOs) in the Gulf of Aden undertook a successful rescue operation of the stranded Indian fishing dhow “St Marys”. The Indian crew raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans as Pakistan Navy Ship rescued them in the open sea. The Indian fishing boat, which sailed from Indian port of…

PMSA arrests 28 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Friday arrested 28 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing within the marine borders of Pakistan. According to PMSA spokesperson, the agency impounded five wooden boats in an operation carried out in the open sea. The fishermen have been handed over to the Docks police for further legal proceedings, the spokesperson said. Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea border is not clearly defined and many boats lack…

India releases 13 Pakistani prisoners including two women, girl

LAHORE: India on Thursday freed and handed 13 Pakistanis including two women and a teenager over to Pakistani authorities at Wagah-Attari border. Mumtaz and Fatima, two sisters, were apprehended by Indian authorities on a drug trafficking charge while they were travelling to India via Samjhauta Express in 2006. Fatima’s 10-year-old daughter Hina was then born during the imprisonment, as she was pregnant at time of her arrest. The sisters are said to be residents of Gujranwala, who were arrested while they were going to…

Pakistan releases 68 Indian fishermen held for trespassing

KARACHI: Pakistan on Sunday released as many as 68 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters, officials said. Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea border is not clearly defined and many boats lack the technology to fix their precise location. "The fishermen were released from Karachi’s Malir jail," Afaq Rizvi, a senior official from the prison, told international wire services. He said 380 Indian fishermen remained behind bars in the…

Pakistan releases dozens of Indian fishermen as “goodwill gesture”

KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday freed 219 Indian fishermen who had strayed into its waters, an official said, calling it a "goodwill gesture" ten days after a similar number were also released. The fishermen, some of whom had been in jail for more than a year, will be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border, Sindh provincial official Mohammad Naseem Siddiqui said. A further 100 fishermen remain in prison, waiting for the Indian High Commission to confirm their nationality as they serve sentences of at least…