India-Pakistan Relations: 22 Pakistani nationals imprisoned in India were released on Friday. They were sent to Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah border. Pakistan High Commission has given this information. The High Commission tweeted photos of the prisoners. Informed that 22 Pakistani nationals imprisoned in India were brought back through the Attari-Wagah border today. Our efforts will continue for the early return of other Pakistani prisoners after completion of their sentences.
Earlier on May 13, Pakistan had released 198 Indian fishermen at the Attari-Wagah border, who were held for crossing the maritime international border. In fact, fishermen who cross the maritime international border in the Arabian Sea are charged with violation of the Passport Act of the respective countries and are punished for a period of about six months.
22 Pakistan nationals imprisoned in India were repatriated today via Attari-Wagah border after hectic efforts of @PakinIndia & @ForeignOfficePk & cooperation of Indian side. Our efforts will continue for early repatriation of Pakistani prisoners on completion of their sentences. pic.twitter.com/fA5ZCXJkXi
— Pakistan High Commission India (@PakinIndia) May 19, 2023– Advertisement –
This problem due to Sir Creek dispute
Actually, the Sir Creek dispute between India and Pakistan has been going on for a long time. Sir Creek is a 96 km long water strip between India and Pakistan. It is affecting a central international maritime boundary between the Rann of Kutch and Sindh in Pakistan. This area is one of the largest fish production areas in Asia. Due to non-fixation of its boundary, many times Indian and sometimes Pakistani fishermen come into each other’s border. When they cross the maritime border, the authorities arrest them, as well as confiscate their boats. The fishermen demanded that the seized boats be returned.
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