50 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan maritime

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Karachi, Feb 6: Pakistan maritime authorities have arrested fifty Indian fisherman claiming that the fishermen had strayed into the Pakistan's territorial waters near Karachi airport.

"These fishermen were fishing in nine boats which have been taken into custody as well. They would be produced before a magistrate on Friday, Feb 6 for further investigations," an official of the Pakistan Maritime security forces said on Thursday, Feb 5.

Pakistan fisherfolk forum claimed two days back that Indian naval ships had sneaked into the Pak waters near the sir creek area off Thatta and taken away two dozen Pakistani fishermen to an unknown destination.

Till early last year, poor Pakistani and Indian fishermen were regularly arrested by maritime forces of both countries on charges of violating territorial water boundaries.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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