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Pakistan arrests 12 Indian fishermen

world Updated: Mar 04, 2007 02:53 IST

Pakistan has arrested 12 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters, officials in Islamabad said.

The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) of Pakistan apprehended the Indian fishermen on Friday and also seized five fishing boats.

The arrested Indians have been handed over to police.

The MSA sleuths were on routine patrol on Friday in the Eastern Maritime Region when they spotted the Indians fishing 'illegally' around 23 nautical miles inside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Pakistan, the statement said.

Pakistani and Indian fishermen often find themselves in troubled waters in the absence of properly demarcated maritime limits in the Arabian Sea.