Karachi. Pakistani authorities have released 198 Indian fishermen, lodged in a jail in Karachi on charges of illegal fishing in Pakistani waters, and handed them over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border.
The fishermen were released from Malir Jail in Karachi on Thursday evening. Malir Jail Superintendent Nazir Tunio said that he has released the first batch of jailed Indian fishermen and two more batches of fishermen will be released in June and July.
“We released 198 jailed fishermen on Thursday, while 200 more 100 fishermen will be released later,” he said. Tunio said 200 Indian fishermen were to be released from Malir jail on Thursday but they were not included. Two fishermen died due to illness.
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