Pakistan hands over 34 Indian fishermen

August 15th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 15 (Xinhua) Pakistan Friday handed over 34 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly entering Pakistani waters in the Arabian Sea, to Indian authorities at the Wagah border. The fishermen were released as a goodwill gesture on Pakistan’s 61st Independence Day, the News Network International (NNI) news agency reported.

They were freed from a prison facility in Karachi Thursday and were brought to the border in a bus, the report quoted the Pakistani interior ministry as saying.

Indian diplomats from the embassy and members of the fishermen’s organisation were present when they crossed the border to join their families.

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