Pakistan detains 12 Indian fishermen


KARACHI: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Saturday arrested 12 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing in territorial waters of the country and seized their two boats.

PMSA spokesman said that the fishermen were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan s territorial waters.

“The arrested fishermen have been handed over to Docks police to carry out the required legal procedures,” the spokesperson added.

Last month, the PMSA arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized their boat from the Arabian Sea for fishing illegally in Pakistani waters. The PMSA later handed the custody of the arrested Indian fishermen over to the Docks police station for further legal proceedings where the police registered the cases against them under the fisheries and foreign acts. According to PMSA spokesperson, the Indian fishermen were initially warned to leave the Pakistani territorial waters and the PMSA ships and speed boats took action against them after they refused to leave the Pakistani waters.