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Pakistan to release 55 fishermen: Guj Fishermen Association

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 21:52

Vadodara: Pakistani authorities would be releasing 55 Indian fishermen, most of them from Gujarat, in the next three-four days, as per the information received by Gujarat Fishermen Association on Friday.

Veljibhai Masani, senior vice-president of the Association, said Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid, a former judge of Pakistan Supreme Court and a member of Indo-Pak Judicial Committee on Prisoners, gave him the information.

According to Justice Zahid, the jailed fishermen would cross the Wagah border on August 16.

The neighbouring country had released 315 Indian fishermen, including 14 teenagers, on June 27.

According to Masani, apart from these 55 prisoners, another 82 Indian fishermen are in Pakistani jails while some 120 fishermen from that country are in Indian jails.


First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 21:52

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