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88 Pakistani fishermen released by India reaches Wagah border

As promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 88 Pakistani fishermen, who were earlier released by India as part of a goodwill gesture, have reached the Wagah border on Sunday.

These Pak fishermen will be handed over to their native country authorities.

These fishermen were in police custody after they were released by a district court earlier.

“While 82 fishermen were lodged in Dwarka jail, six more fishermen were in a jail in Kutchh after their arrest. There are six minor boys among them who were lodged in a remand home in Dwarka,” said Devbhoomi Dwarka SP Jagdish Patel.

He had also said that Pakistani authorities have verified that these fishermen are indeed nationals of that country.

The relief came in the wake of PM Modi calling up the Pakistan Prime Minister to wish him on the occasion of Ramzan on June 16 and stressing the need for having “peaceful and friendly” bilateral ties.

Modi had also conveyed to Sharif, India’s decision to release detained Pakistani fishermen on the occasion of Ramzan, a move seen as a bid to lower tensions between the two countries.

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