Fishermen imprisoned in India call for govt's attention

In a letter to their family, the fishermen appeal the government to help secure their release

Hafeez Tunio February 05, 2019
Woman holding letter sent by her brother (fisherman imprisoned in India). PHOTO: Express

KARACHI: Pakistani fishermen, languishing in Indian jails for the past 18 years, await their release.

In a letter to their family, the fishermen have appealed to the government to help them return back to their country.

Woman holding letter sent by her brother ( the fisherman imprisoned in India). PHOTO: Express Woman holding letter sent by her brother (fisherman imprisoned in India). PHOTO: Express

According to the letter, fishermen including Sanju, Usman and Zaman have been imprisoned in India for the past 18 years. They are the residents of Rehri Goth, a small town in Karachi.

The letter was received by one of the fishermen's sister who resides in Karachi.

Woman holding letter sent by her brother (fisherman imprisoned in India). PHOTO: Express Woman holding letter sent by her brother (fisherman imprisoned in India). PHOTO: Express

The fishermen, in the letter, have said that the Indian authorities have agreed to their release if the government of Pakistan submits a request to the Indian government.

They were a total of four fishermen but one of them passed away in 2010.

 

 

 

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