Five Indian fishermen arrested by Pak

Pakistani authorities have arrested five Indian fishermen along with their boat for allegedly fishing illegally in the country`s exclusive economic zone, officials have said.

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2010, 16:10 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have
arrested five Indian fishermen along with their boat for
allegedly fishing illegally in the country`s exclusive
economic zone, officials have said.

The Maritime Security Agency arrested the Indian
fishermen during routine patrolling yesterday.

The fishermen were operating 36 nautical miles inside
Pakistani waters, officials said.

The officials claimed that Indian fishermen continued
to "intrude into Pakistan`s marine resource-rich Indus Delta
to capture high quality fish products."

Pakistan and India arrest hundreds of fishermen every
year for violating the maritime boundary between the two
countries.

Many of the fishermen languish for years in Pakistani
jails even after completing their prison terms.

PTI