147 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan over via Wagah

Vastavam web: A total of 147 Indian fishermen, released by Pakistan after spending eight months in captivity in Karachi, crossed over to India through the border here today, officials said.In a goodwill gesture, Pakistani authorities had released 147 fishermen yesterday.On December 28, Pakistan had released the first batch of 145 Indian fishermen, who were held there on similar charges.

The fishermen travelled from Karachi to Lahore and then crossed through the Wagah border today, officials said.Fishermen from Pakistan and India are frequently detained for illegally fishing in each other’s territorial waters since the Arabian Sea does not have a clearly defined marine border and the wooden boats lack the technology to avoid being drifting away.