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Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen

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Pakistan has freed 147 Indian fishermen through Wagah border.
According to various media reports, Pakistan had arrested 147 fishermen in Karachi nine months ago for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. The fishermen will be released in Karachi in a “goodwill gesture”, where they will be taken to Lahore and handed over to Indian officials tomorrow at the Wagah border.
This release is a part of the overall decision taken by Pakistan that nearly 300 Indian fishermen would be freed in two phases till January 8. On December 28, Pakistan had released the first batch of 145 Indian fishermen, who were held there on similar charges.

Travel expensed will be borne by Edhi Foundation, Pakistan-based not-for-profit welfare organisation. It is said around 262 Indian fishermen remain imprisoned at Malir jail in Pakistan.

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