Pakistan released 80 fishermen : 80 fishermen from Gujarat, who were lodged in Pakistani jails, have returned to their country. All these fishermen reached Vadodara by train from Attari-Wagah border of Punjab.
Pakistan released 80 fishermen : On the occasion of Diwali, 80 fishermen lodged in Pakistani jails reached Gujarat on Sunday (November 12) after their release. After this, they were taken by bus to Veraval in Gir Somnath district to reunite with their families.
An official in the matter said that 80 fishermen released from the jails of Karachi in Pakistan reached Vadodara in Gujarat by train on Sunday. The fishermen were released by Pakistani authorities on Thursday (November 9). They were handed over to a team of the state fisheries department at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab the next day.
Fishermen had entered Pakistani border
According to news agency PTI, these fishermen had left the Gujarat coast in 2020 and had allegedly gone to the border of the neighboring country for fishing, where they were caught by the Pakistan Marine Force. Of the 80 fishermen released, 59 are from Gir Somnath district, 15 from Devbhoomi Dwarka, two from Jamnagar, one from Amreli, all from Gujarat, while three are from the Union Territory of Diu.
400 Indian fishermen have already been released
It is noteworthy that about 200 fishermen are still lodged in Pakistani jails. The statement said that the released fishermen will be able to celebrate Diwali with their families. In May and June this year, the Pakistan government had released about 400 Indian fishermen.
Gujarat government released 71 prisoners
Meanwhile, Gujarat administration has also released 71 prisoners. On the release of the prisoners, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Shanghvi said on Sunday (November 12) that all these prisoners had served 14 years of their sentence as per the rules. Many of these prisoners are above 70 years of age, while others are between 35 and 40 years of age. All these prisoners followed the rules while serving their sentence and displayed good conduct behind bars.