KARACHI: The Indian Navy attacked a Pakistani boat, fishing in the open sea within the territorial limits of Pakistan on Monday evening, and took away the vessel. The fishermen escaped by jumping into the sea.
Two Indian speed boats entered into Pakistani waters, cordoned a boat Al Jalal and opened fire on it, when the fishermen were busy fishing at Harami Dhoro area in open sea.
All the five fishermen, Muhammad Aslam, Latif, Faiz Muhammad, Rafiq Ahmed and Ishaq hailing from Jati town of Thatta jumped into the sea to escape the indiscriminant firing.
Sami Memon, a spokesman of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum told PPI that all the fishermen reached their homes in miserable conditions while their boat, net and fish worth Rs1.5 million were taken away by the Indian navy.
Memon said the Maritime Security Agency was unaware of the mishap when contacted.
He said that about 159 Pakistani fishermen including nine, who have been imprisoned for fifteen years, are detained in Indian jails.
Memon stressed to activate MSA posts in Pakistani waters to avoid such incidents in the future.