24 Indian fishermen detained by Pakistan

The Pakistani Marine Security Agency has allegedly arrested 24 Indian fishermen for illegally straying into the country`s waters.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2012, 12:04 PM IST

Vadodara: The Pakistani Marine Security
Agency (PMSA) has allegedly arrested 24 Indian fishermen and
seized six boats for illegally straying into the country`s
waters.

"I received this report from my counterpart in the
Pakistan Fish Forum in Karachi, this evening," National Fish
Forum secretary Manish Lodhari said on Monday tonight.

The fishermen were detained by PMSA during routine
patrolling yesterday, Lodhari said.

PMSA has since released released one boat and several
fishermen, who are on their way and likely to reach Okha in
the state tomorrow, he said.

Further details are awaited.

PTI