Two Gujarat fishermen to be released from Pakistan jail today; state officials to receive duo at Wagah-Attari border

Two fishermen from Gujarat — one of them suffering from cancer — will be released by the Pakistani authorities on Friday, a state government official said on Thursday.

Press Trust of India June 29, 2018 09:46:50 IST
Two Gujarat fishermen to be released from Pakistan jail today; state officials to receive duo at Wagah-Attari border

Vadodara: Two fishermen from Gujarat — one of them suffering from cancer — will be released by the Pakistani authorities on Friday, a state government official said on Thursday.

The external affairs ministry has informed the Commissioner of Fisheries, Gujarat, about their imminent release, an official of the state fisheries department said.

Two Gujarat fishermen to be released from Pakistan jail today state officials to receive duo at WagahAttari border

Representational Image. Reuters

The MEA has asked the commissioner to make arrangements for their transport back to the state, he said.

Danabhai Arjanbhai Chauhan from Paldi in Una tehsil of Gir Somnath district and Ramabhai Gohilfrom Kanzotar in Sutrapada tehsil in Saurashtra would be released from a prison in Pakistan on Friday, the official said.

Chauhan was apprehended by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency for allegedly entering the neighbouring country's waters on 3 May, 2017 while Gohil was nabbed earlier, on 4 March, 2017.

Two officials of the fisheries department will receive the duo at Wagah border on Friday and bring them back.

Veljibhai Masani, chairman of the Gujarat Fisheries Central Cooperatives Association, told PTI that Chauhan is suffering from cancer, while Gohil had an attack of paralysis while in prison.

Chauhan's wife Rudiben Chauhan had written to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj last month, seeking help to bring back her ailing husband.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

India's first seaplane service to begin 31 Oct: From frequency to ticket cost, what you need to know
India

India's first seaplane service to begin 31 Oct: From frequency to ticket cost, what you need to know

With the aim to provide "seamless and affordable" connectivity, the Gujarat government had signed an MoU with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India to start the services in July

Ladakh stand-off: Talks between India and China underway, do not want to pre-judge, says S Jaishankar
India

Ladakh stand-off: Talks between India and China underway, do not want to pre-judge, says S Jaishankar

However, when asked whether India was looking at reducing the extent of trade ties with China in view of the standoff, Jaishankar only said that disturbing the "very foundation" of the relationship will have "consequences"

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral parts of India, says MEA in response to China's comments
India

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral parts of India, says MEA in response to China's comments

The comments by MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava came in response to China's contention that it "does not recognise" the UTs of Ladakh, as well as the state of Arunachal Pradesh