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Pakistan delivers assistance to Indian fishermen stuck at sea


IANS Islamabad
The Pakistan Navy has delivered medical assistance to an Indian boat which had developed engine problems nine days ago and was lost at the sea, according to reports.
A press release issued by the navy in this regard details that PNS Alamgir delivered assistance to Indian fishermen travelling in ST Mars, The Express Tribune reported on Sunday.
The fishermen were close to running out of food and water after their boat developed engine problems eight days back. Despite repeated appeals, no Indian boat had come to their rescue.
The Pakistani vessel rushed to the aid of the 12 Indian fishermen aboard ST Mars on humanitarian grounds as soon as they got news of the incident.
The Pakistani Navy delivered food, medical supplies and also helped the fishermen repair the boat, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Navy confirmed.
The fishermen thanked the Pakistan Navy for their help, and in a heart-warming gesture, joined the Pakistan Navy in raising slogans of 'Long live Pakistan' with utmost gusto.
The spokesperson for Pakistan Navy noted that the naval forces of the country had always been at the forefront of relief and rescue operations at sea.
"In addition to protecting the borders, naval forces have always been at the forefront of relief and rescue operations. This rescue mission also highlights that Pakistan wants peace in the region," the spokesperson said in a statement to the media.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 7:06 AM IST

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