Pak detained over 2, 000 fisherman in last 5 years

  • ANI, Islamabad
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  • Updated: Sep 02, 2013 15:15 IST

A recent Pakistani document has revealed that over 2,332 Indian fishermen have been detained by Pakistan in the last five years over the violation of maritime boundary.


According to the documents placed in Parliament, Pakistan has also released 1, 959 Indian fishermen between 2008 and 2013, the Daily Times reports.

The report revealed that some 229 Indian fishermen were released in 2008, 100 in 2009, 454 in 2010, 103 in 2011, 680 in 2012 and 393 in 2013.

Pakistan and India had signed an agreement in May 2008, which bound both nations to maintain a list of prisoners and exchange it on January 1 and July 1.

 

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