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Pakistan releases 96 Indian fishermen

world Updated: May 23, 2008 14:52 IST
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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.