Pakistan releases 200 Indian fishermen from Karachi jail

Updated: Jun 2 2023 10:55PM

By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad/Karachi, Jun 2 (PTI) Pakistan on Friday released 200 Indian fishermen from a prison in Karachi and will hand them over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border after due process The fishermen were released from the Malir jail in Karachi as part of a decision by the Pakistan government to hand over jailed 500 fishermen to Indian authorities.

Last month, Pakistani authorities released 198 Indian fishermen, languishing in a prison in Karachi after arresting them for allegedly fishing illegally in the country’s waters. They were handed over to India at the Wagah border.

"In the second batch we have released 200 Indian fishermen while another 100 would be freed in July,” Malir jail superintendent Nazir Tunio said.