Pak to release 35 Indians on Independence Day

August 14th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI  

Islamabad , Aug 14 (ANI): In a goodwill gesture, the Pakistan Government has reportedly decided to release 35 Indian nationals on the occasion of India s 62 nd Independence Day on Friday.

This is despite India declining Islamabad s request to reciprocate the gesture.

The Indian nationals include 34 fishermen and a civilian. They were apprehended by the Maritime Security Agency for violation of Pakistans Exclusive Economic Zone while poaching in Pakistani waters, said a press release issued by the Interior Ministry, reported the Daily Times.

All Indian nationals would be handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah check-post, the paper quoted Pakistan government sources as saying. (ANI)

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