151 Indian fishermen handed over to India

Fishermen accused of violating Pakistan's territorial waters handed over to India via Wagah border.


Web Desk May 26, 2014

LAHORE: Pakistan has handed over 151 Indian fishermen to India via the Wagah border, Express News reported on Monday.

On May 25, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners currently detained in Pakistani jails and 57 Indian fishing boats in Pakistani custody ahead of his historic visit to New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in as premier.

Following these orders, the fishermen accused of violating Pakistan's territorial waters have been released.

Nawaz’s decision is seen as a goodwill gesture ahead of his visit to New Delhi for the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi.

Modi’s invitation to Nawaz to attend the ceremony has been widely seen as a bold diplomatic statement that he intends to improve ties between the two countries.

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COMMENTS (4)

Anand Nirgun | 7 years ago | Reply

Good gesture from Pakistan ...wish India will soon show the same....

AB | 7 years ago | Reply

Now its Modi turn. We too want our prisoners back from IN.

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