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17 Indian fishermen apprehended by Pakistani marine agency

Press Trust of India
Mar 13, 2013 at 10:02pm IST

Ahmedabad: Seventeen Indian fishermen have been apprehended and as many fishing trawlers seized by the Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) off Jakhau coast, Gujarat, near the international maritime boundary, a fishermen's association claimed on Wednesday.

"PMSA intercepted 18 boats yesterday, with at least 101 anglers on board, in the international waters off Jakhau coast. It apprehended 17 fishermen and 17 boats and took them to Karachi," National Fish Workers Forum's national secretary Manish Lodhari said.

The Pakistani agency allowed remaining 84 fishermen to return in one boat. These fishermen, who reached Ahmedabad on Wednesday, informed the local authorities. The boats were from Porbandar and fishermen were from across Gujarat, Lodhari said.

Indian fishermen apprehended by Pak marine agency

The Pakistani agency allowed remaining 84 fishermen to return in one boat.

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