Pak arrests 12 Indian fishermen

Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized two boats for allegedly violating the country`s territorial waters, a spokesman for the Maritime Security Agency has said.

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have
arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized two boats for
allegedly violating the country`s territorial waters, a
spokesman for the Maritime Security Agency has said.

The fishermen were handed to Docks Police in Karachi, the
spokesman said on Saturday.

He contended that the fishermen were found within
Pakistan`s exclusive economic zone.

India and Pakistan arrest hundreds of fishermen every
year on charges of violating their maritime boundary.

In a single sweep last month, the MSA arrested 122 Indian
fishermen and seized 23 fishing boats on charges of poaching.

The two countries have taken some steps in recent months
to expedite the release of fishermen who have completed their
jail terms.

PTI

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