Pakistan to free 18 Indian fishermen on Monday

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Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) At least 18 Indian fishermen will be freed on Monday by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture, an official said.

A spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation told The Nation on Saturday that the fishermen would arrive in Lahore from the port city of Karachi.

“The fishermen will be taken to Wagah border by a special bus from Lahore railway station,” he said.

Another official said India must reciprocate the gesture and release the Pakistani fishermen lodged in Indian jails.

Fishermen are frequently arrested by both India and Pakistan’s maritime security for entering into each other’s waters.



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