Fishermen imprisoned in India call for govt's attention

Published: February 5, 2019
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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

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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