Indian Fishermen Released: Released fisherman Umar tells that he was in Pakistani jail for 30 months. They had crossed the border while fishing, after which the Pakistani police came and caught them. There is a demand from his government that the rest of the fishermen should be released soon.
Punjab: Around 200 Indian fishermen were released by the Government of Pakistan. These Indian fishermen returned to their homeland through Attari border in Amritsar. These fishermen heaved a sigh of relief after returning to their country.
200 fishermen were to be released on May 12
Earlier, 200 fishermen were to be released from Karachi’s Malir Jail on May 12, but due to the death of two, 198 fishermen were released. Jail Superintendent Nazir Tunio had said, “The first batch of imprisoned Indian fishermen has been released. Two more batches will be released in June and July. 200 and 100 prisoners will be released later.” Pakistan and India regularly arrest rival fishermen for violating maritime boundaries.
In a Tweet, Bhutto Zardari said, “Today, Pakistan is releasing 200 Indian fishermen and 3 civilian prisoners. Earlier, 198 Indian fishermen were repatriated on 12 May 2023.”
Today, Pakistan is releasing 200 Indian fishermen and 3 civilian prisoners. Earlier, 198 Indian fishermen were repatriated on 12 May 2023. This is in line with Pakistan’s policy of not politicizing the humanitarian matters. Compassion should take precedence over politics.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) June 2, 2023