48 Indian fishermen locked up

By PPI
Published: September 30, 2011

Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehended 48 Indian fishermen along with eight boats for illegal fishing. PHOTO : AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehended 48 Indian fishermen along with eight boats for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters on Friday.

The arrested Indian fishermen were handed over to Docks police in Karachi for further legal action.

Commander Naeem of MSA told PPI that the Indian fishermen were arrested last night and brought to Karachi today.

The fishermen from neighboring country are often apprehended as they violate intrude into Pakistani waters near Indus Delta for fishing.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • narayana murthy
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:36PM

    India and pakistan should work out a joint policy for release of fishermen and accidental border crossers, so they don’t languish in jails for years.

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  • wise counsel.
    Sep 30, 2011 - 4:48PM

    exchange of fishermen should be on the priority list not exchange of trade or MFN status.

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  • Shehryar
    Sep 30, 2011 - 4:53PM

    As a Pakistani I dont see any good coming out of locking these poor fishermen up. The sea boundaries are obviously not demarcated clearly. A better way of handling this for both the countries would be to create some sort of a joint sea patrol mechanism to ensure fishermen stay within their own boundaries. If a boat does cross over, it should be inspected and then handed over back to the naval patrol of it’s country. Repeat offenders can be detained.

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  • My name is indian
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:27PM

    Innocent fishermen

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  • Omer
    Sep 30, 2011 - 7:15PM

    this caption of the picture is incorrect as the men shown are those fishermen who were released by the pakistani goverment couple of months ago

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 30, 2011 - 10:11PM

    In this modern era and as well as when these fishermen also have GPS and other communication system, it is not possible that these fishermen don’t know that they are entering Pakistani waters. They enter with full intention to capture fish of Indus delta because they don’t have fish in their area. in-fact they are steeling Pakistani fish and Pakistani fishermen rights. they also give a huge loss to Pakistani Exchequer.

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 30, 2011 - 11:04PM

    INNOCENT!!!? You call them innocent. They steal our fish.Recommend

  • sunny
    Oct 3, 2011 - 7:43PM

    INNOCENT yes indian fisherman r innocent my friend u know pakistan fisherman don’t have any problum with indian fisherman,than why pakistan coast guard have problum..

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