Pakistan Says Will Release 360 Indians Held For Illegal Fishing, Seeks Reciprocation

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says the country will release 360 Indian prisoners who have been detained for fishing illegally in its territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. The move announced on April 5 is seen by many experts as an effort to ease tensions between the nuclear rivals after a dangerous confrontation in February that led to armed conflict. Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal told reporters that the Indian prisoners will be released in four batches starting in the next few days. “Pakistan has decided that 360 Indian prisoners – 355 fishermen and five civilians -- who have completed their term of sentence, will be released," Faisal said.......................

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