More Indian fishermen due to be released

The fourth batch of 141 Indian fishermen will leave the Malir Jail on Monday for the Wagah border.


September 05, 2010

KARACHI: The fourth batch of 141 Indian fishermen will leave the Malir Jail on Monday for the Wagah border.

Jail officials said that 301 Indian fishermen have been released during the last one week as a gesture of goodwill by the government on the directive of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

"Around 128 Indian fishermen are still in jail to complete their term while documentation for the release of 12 others who completed their term is in progress," said an official of NGO Saiban which is facilitating the return of fishermen to India.

The official said a delegation comprising Senator Iqbal Haider, Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid  of Prisoners Welfare  and Legal Aid Office, and Karamat Ali of NGO PILER  left for India on Sunday to arrange release of 130 Pakistani fishermen imprisoned in various Indian jails.

The Indian government is also preparing documents of Pakistani fishermen lodged in Indian jails and they will be handed over to Islamabad soon, the Indian High Commission had earlier conveyed to the ministry of foreign affairs.

COMMENTS (1)

Sultan Ahmed. | 11 years ago | Reply They are being released on the apex court order that is sign of justice, now we expect justice from the other side.
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