Pakistan releases 96 Indian fishermen
According to official, these fishermen have left for home after being freed by Pakistan and are expected to cross into India on Saturday.world Updated: May 23, 2008 14:52 IST
Now Indian fishermen have left for home after being freed by Pakistan. Official Yameen Khan says the fishermen left a jail in the port city of Karachi on Friday for the eastern city of Lahore, from where they are expected to cross into India on Saturday.
Pakistan and India have a history of arresting each other's fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian sea. Khan said Pakistan is still holding 374 Indian fishermen. Pakistan and India this week signed a pact to grant consular access to prisoners in each other's jails, the latest step in an continuing four-year peace process.