Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen from jail as goodwill gesture.

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According to media reports, Pakistan today released 26 Indian fishermen from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before newly-elected Parliament’s maiden meeting to start the process of handing over powers to the new government.
The fishermen had been arrested by the authorities for allegedly trespassing into Pakistan’s territorial waters.  The reports said that they were shifted to Cantt Railway Station from Karachi’s Malir jail and will be taken to Lahore.
The fishermen will be handed over to Indian border officials at Wagah border tomorrow, the reports said.
President Mamnoon Hussain has already summoned the maiden session of National Assembly, the lower house, at 10 am in parliament house tomorrow.
Pakistan and India frequently arrest fishermen as there is no clear demarcation of the maritime border in the Arabian Sea and these fishermen do not have boats equipped with the technology to know their precise location.

 

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