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Indian fishermen released by Pak to arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday

The 172 Indian fishermen, who were released by Pakistan two days back, are expected to arrive at Ahmedabad railway station on Wednesday, an official said.



Vadodara: The 172 Indian fishermen, who were released by Pakistan two days back, are expected to arrive at Ahmedabad railway station on Wednesday, an official said.

"These fishermen, who mainly hail from Gujarat, Daman and Diu, will reach Ahmedabad on Wednesday midnight," M K Chaudhary, Deputy Director of Fisheries of the Gujarat government told PTI from Amritsar.

A team of eight members of the state Fisheries Department led by Chaudhary had gone to Attari Wagah border to bring the fishermen back to Gujarat.

"The fishermen, along with our team, have left for Gujarat by Ahmedabad-Katra Express train this evening," he added.

Two days after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided to resume high-level contacts, Pakistan on Sunday released 172 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture.

The fishermen had been held at the Malir and Landhi District Jail in Karachi for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.

India and Pakistan regularly arrest fishermen who venture into unmarked territorial waters of the two countries.

Last month, Pakistani marine security forces arrested 38 Indian fishermen after they strayed into Pakistani waters.

Pakistan in November last year released 40 Indian prisoners, mostly fishermen, from a jail here after Sharif shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with his Indian counterpart Modi at the SAARC Summit in Nepal.

From Zee News

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