Pakistan frees 68 Indian fishermen

  • Nearly 380 Indian fishermen remained behind bars in the country
Pakistan

KARACHI – Pakistan on Sunday released 68 Indian fishermen from Karachi’s Malir jail held for trespassing into its territorial waters.

Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea border is not clearly defined and many boats lack the technology to fix their precise location.

Nearly 380 Indian fishermen remained behind bars in the country.

Fishermen often languish in jail even after serving their terms, as poor diplomatic ties between the two neighbours mean fulfilling bureaucratic requirements can take a long time.

In July, Pakistan released 78 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters.