Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

KARACHI: Pakistan today released 26 Indian fishermen from Karachi’s Malir jail as a goodwill gesture, media reports said.

            They had been arrested by the authorities here for allegedly trespassing into Pakistan’s territorial waters.

            The fishermen were shifted to Cantt Railway Station and will be taken to Lahore from there they would be sent to India through Wagah border, The Nation news reported.

            The released fishermen were presented with gifts and cash prizes by the jail authorities, the report said.

            The Indian prisoners said that upon reaching India, they will request the Indian authorities to release Pakistani prisoners in reciprocation. (AGENCIES)