Indian fishermen, freed by Pakistan, to arrive in Gujarat today

Days after Pakistani government released 172 Indian fishermen, they are due to arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2015, 08:36 AM IST

New Delhi: Days after Pakistani government released 172 Indian fishermen, they are due to arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday.

The fishermen were released by the Pakistani government as part of a goodwill gesture after the two countries decided to resume high-level talks.

They are expected to arrive at Ahmedabad railway station today.

They were arrested by the Pakistani authorities for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea and were being held at Malir and Landhi district jail in Karachi.

In January this year, at least 38 Indian fishermen were arrested for venturing into territorial waters.

At least 40 Indian prisoners including fishermen were released by Pakistan last year after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi met at the SAARC Summit in Nepal.