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Pakistan releases 55 Indian fishermen (2)

(Xinhua)

09:35, August 16, 2012

Members of a Pakistani prisoners' welfare society were present outside the Malir prison to welcome the freed prisoners.

Indian prisoners were freed on the occasion of Indian Independence Day.

It is the second group of Indian prisoners freed by Pakistani authorities in two months.

A total of 315 Indian fishermen were freed from a Karachi prison in late June after they complete imprisonment term.

Members of the Pakistan-India joint judicial committee on prisoners urge both countries to allow each other's fishermen to catch fish at small scale in 50 nautical miles in other's water to avoid arrest.

According to officials, apart from these 55 prisoners, another 82 Indian fishermen are still languishing in Pakistani jails while some 120 Pakistani fishermen are in Indian jails.
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