Pakistan on Monday released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians in a gesture of goodwill, Express News reported. Pakistan has now released all Indian prisoners in its custody.
The Indian fishermen and citizens, arrested in Pakistan, were released from Karachi’s Malir jail. On the advice of Edhi Foundation’s Chairmen Faisal Edhi and Saad Edhi, the released Indian fishermen were brought to the Cantonment Railway Station from where they boarded Business Express for Lahore.
According to the Edhi Foundation, Rs5,000 was given to the fishermen by the foundation and they will send them to Wagah Border via special buses.
As a goodwill gesture amid tension with India, Pakistan had announced to release 360 Indian prisoners, including 355 fishermen and five civilians, during April.
According to the lists exchanged by both sides in January, there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails, 249 of whom are what the spokesman described as civilians and 98 fishermen.