Rehman Malik orders release of all Indian fishermen held in Pakistani jails

India releases four Pakistanis, including one woman.


Web Desk January 22, 2013
Indian fishermen in jail. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday ordered the release of all Indian fishermen incarcerated in Pakistani jails, Radio Pakistan reported.

Across the border, four Pakistanis, including a woman, were released from jail and have now arrived in Lahore.

Meanwhile, Pakistan had arrested 27 Indian fishermen on Monday for illegally straying into its territorial waters, officials said.

The arrests come after a ceasefire took hold last week in Kashmir, following five deadly cross-border killings that threatened to unravel a fragile peace process.

Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency (MSA) arrested the Indian fishermen and seized six boats, alleging they were 40 nautical miles inside Pakistani waters.

COMMENTS (6)

mohan | 8 years ago | Reply

@syed raza thnx fr gesture. . Hopefully one day we can travel inter border by showing just id's. . For a long time dreamt of visiting Lahore. . :)

Syed Raza Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

@Prashant:

Thank you neighbour for the kind comments :). You are most welcome in Pakistan. You will find out that Lashkar Taiba doesn't represent us Pakistanis.

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