Pak arrests six Indian fishermen for violating sea limits

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Karachi, Mar.25 (ANI): The Pakistani Maritime Security Agency arrested six Indian fishermen for violating the country's water boundary in Krake near Karachi on Thursday.

Pakistani officials also seized two boats belonging to Indian fishermen.

All the fishermen have been sent to jail, The Nation reports.

This is second such arrest made by Pakistani agencies in less than a week.

Five Indian fishermen were arrested for allegedly violating Pakistan's sea limits near the Sir Creek area in the Arabian Sea last week.

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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