Pakistan frees 337 Indian prisoners

Pakistan today released 337 Indian nationals, most of them fishermen, against the backdrop of tensions between the two countries over firing on the LoC.

Pakistan frees 337 Indian prisoners

Karachi: Pakistan today released 337 Indian nationals, most of them fishermen, against the backdrop of tensions between the two countries over firing on the LoC.

An official of the Home Department of southern Sindh province said 329 prisoners were freed from Malir Jail while eight minors were released from the Youthful Offenders Home in Landhi. Both prisons are located in Karachi, the capital of Sindh.

“One Indian prisoner could not be released from Malir Jail as there were issues with (confirming) his nationality,” prison superintendent Shuja Haider told PTI.

Most of the Indians are fishermen arrested by the Maritime Security Agency for crossing into Pakistani waters near the disputed Sir Creek. All the prisoners have completed their jail terms.

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Source: The Free Press Journal.

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