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Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen

IANS  |  Karachi 

jail authorities here on Sunday released 26 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture on the eve of the inaugural session of the where newly-elected members will take of their office, the media reported.

The freed fishermen were taken to to travel to Lahore, where they will be handed over to Indian border officials at on Monday, reported.

Speaking to the media at the railway station, an Edhi official, the charity that paid the of the Indian fishermen, called on the governments of and to relax rules for the poor fishermen.

"They represent the poorest section of the two countries. They should be freed as early as possible and there should be less restrictions on fishing," he said.

The move comes a day before Pakistan's newly-elected members take Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman is expected to take as on August 18.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 19:54 IST
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