Five Indian fishermen arrested by Pak for violating sea limits

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Karachi, Mar.21 (ANI): Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency has arrested five Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country's sea limits near the Sir Creek area in the Arabian Sea.

After a brief interrogation, all fishermen have been handed over to the Docks police for registration of a case and further probe, The Dawn reports.

India and Pakistan frequently arrest each other's fishermen over violation of the maritime boundary, and hundreds of them are swapped regularly.

According to statistics, over 100 Pakistani fishermen are languishing in Indian jails while over 600 Indian fishermen are in Pakistani prisons.

Some believe that it is the rare and expensive fish like 'Lal Pari', which lures Indian fishermen to sail near Pakistani waters.

The fish is found near Sir Creek, at the mouth of the Indus River.

The "Lal Pari" offers handsome profit to the fishermen and a large quantity of these species are exported to European countries. (ANI)

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