Jan 092018

This refers to the news report, ‘Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen’ (Jan 8). These fishermen were arrested for violations of maritime borders. It was a great step of Pakistan to release common Indian citizens whose families were eagerly waiting for their return.

The fishermen of Pakistan and India occasionally stray into the other country’s territorial waters during their fishing trips and are caught and put in jail where they remain for a long period of time. The governments of both countries should take a step that will ease the fishermen of the countries to do their job.

Md Rustam Parwez

Hyderabad, India

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