Pakistan hands over 18 Indian fishermen to India at Wagah Border

Lahore: Pakistan on Monday handed over 18 Indian fishermen to India at Wagah Border, a day after they were released by the authorities upon completing their sentences for allegedly trespassing into Pakistan's territorial waters.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Punjab Rangers handed over the 18 Indian fishermen, who were released on Sunday from the Malir jail of Sindh province, to the Border Security Force at Wagah Border, a Rangers official, Muhamamd Asif, said.

The fishermen were allowed to cross over the border after verification of their documents, he added.

The fishermen had been in the Malir Jail for the past few years for violating the territorial waters of the country.

The Edhi Foundation, which paid for the arrangement for the fishermen's return to their home, said each fisherman was given Rs 5,000 and gifts — clothes of themselves and their family members in India - before their departure.

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

Recently, Pakistan released more than 300 Indian fishermen who had completed their term while over 400 others are currently in Karachi prisons.

Updated Date: Jun 06, 2016 18:19 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See