12 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistani authorities
Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said today. The fishermen were arrested over the weekend by personnel of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) during an operation. They were handed over to the Docks Police Station, Karachi. A case has been registered against them.
16 fishermen were arrested last month by PMSA
Pakistan and India regularly arrest one another's fishermen, who inadvertently enter into their waters, due to the absence of any proper technology to confirm the coastline border between the two countries near Sir Creek in the Arabian Sea. They languish in jails until they are set free on certain occasions. Last month, the PMSA arrested 16 Indian fishermen and seized their three boats.