Pakistan releases 86 Indian fishermen

KARACHI: Pakistan on Sunday released 86 Indian fishermen from Landhi jail in Karachi. 

According to jail superintendent of Landhi jail, the fishermen have been released as a goodwill gesture and will be sent to India through Wagah Border on Monday.

Fishermen are frequently arrested along with their boats by both India and Pakistan as the maritime border in the Arabian Sea is poorly defined, and many fishing boats lack the technology needed to be certain of their precise location.

Some of them spend years in jail before being repatriated.