ISLAMABAD, 31st March, 2016 (WAM) – Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) on Wednesday apprehended 55 Indian fishermen and seized eight boats for allegedly violating its territorial waters at the Arabian Sea off Jakhau coast, and bring them to the police at Karachi Port to take necessary action to be submitted to the courts.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Fishermen Union said that according to information available to him, the Maritime Security Force had arrested 112 Indian fishermen in one week and seized 18 boats, while the Indian Coast Guard officers apprehended two Pakistanis boats and their crew two days ago.

He said that more than 260 Pakistani fishermen are languishing in Indian jails.

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