In a goodwill gesture, Pakistani authorities had released 147 fishermen yesterday.
On December 28, Pakistan had released the first batch of 145 Indian fishermen, who were held there on similar charges.
Fishermen from Pakistan and India are frequently detained for illegally fishing in each other's territorial waters since the Arabian Sea does not have a clearly defined marine border and the wooden boats lack the technology to avoid being drifting away.
Owing to prolonged bureaucratic and legal procedures, the fishermen usually languish in jail for several months.
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