Officials' no-show leaves 87 Indian fishermen stranded at Wagah border

A group of Indian fishermen could not cross over to Attari from Wagah at the joint border checkpost on Monday as authorities from New Delhi did not arrive to complete the immigration formalities.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Up to 87 fishermen were at the Wagah border till 11 pm after being released by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture, Dawn reported.

The Edhi Foundation arranged travelling of the fishermen from Karachi's Landhi jail to the Wagah land checkpost.

The group, which had remained in imprisoned for over two years, was at the crossing point for the whole day but no one from the Indian Gujarat Fisheries Department arrived across the border to receive them.

Usually fishermen released from jails are received instantly at Attari border by officials from the Indian side, but this time nobody came, a Pakistan Rangers spokesman said.


Published Date: Mar 08, 2016 15:00 PM | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 15:03 PM