23 Indian fishermen arrested for fishing illegally in Pakistan’s waters
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 00:00 (GMT + 9)
KARACHI: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA) arrested 23 Indian fishermen and impounded four boats after they were found violating territorial water limits of the country, read a statement issued on Sunday.
PSMA spokesperson, while sharing details of the exercise, said Indian fishermen were apprehended for their alleged indulgence in illegal fishing inside Pakistan’s territorial waters.
The arrested fishermen have been handed over to Docks police to carry out the required legal procedures, said Nawaz.
The intervention process was said to have involved PSMA manned vessels and speedboats.
Pakistan and India routinely arrest fishermen on charges of entering each other’s waters as the maritime boundaries between the two countries were poorly defined and many fishing boats lack technologies on locating their precise places.