Pak arrests 17 Indian fishermen for violating sea limits

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Karachi, Apr.14 (ANI): Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has arrested 17 Indian fishermen for violating country's water boundary.

The fishermen were caught fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone and their three boats were also seized by the MSA, The News reports.

The men were later handed over to the Docks police.

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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