Indian Coast Guard arrest 7 Pakistani fishermen

KARACHI: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Friday seized a Pakistani boat and arrested seven fishermen for trespassing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) near Jamnagar.

The arrested fishermen were taken to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) in Okha in Jamnagar for further questioning.

Pakistan’s maritime security agency had arrested 58 Indian fishermen on Thursday after they had allegedly strayed into the country’s territorial waters.

In August, Pakistan had released 364 Indian prisoners, most of them fishermen languishing in several jails despite completing their sentences.The 340 fishermen were released from District Jail Malir, Karachi, while 25 crew members were released from Gaddani Jail, Balochistan.