Assam Fisherman Among 22 Captured by Pak Marines to be Released Tomorrow

Assam Fisherman Among 22 Captured by Pak Marines to be Released Tomorrow

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Guwahati, January 5, 2020:

As many as 22 Indian fishermen will be released from Pakistan jail via Wagah border on January 6 who were caught by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency in November 2018. Among them, a fisherman from Assam will also be released.

Simanta Saikia, hailing from the Merapani area of Golaghat district in Assam, was also among the arrested fishermen who accidentally ventured into the Pakistan waters in the Arabian Sea. He was working as an angler at a Gujarat based company.

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The Assam's fisherman was under Pakistan’s custody since November 2018. The development took place after YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to seek the release of captured fishermen by Pakistan.

In a letter to the Indian High Commission dated December 31, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry informed that repatriation of fishermen will take place on January 6, i.e. tomorrow.

The Ministry letter stated, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Pakistan presents its compliments to the High Commission of Republic of India in Islamabad and has the honour to convey the decision of the Government of Pakistan to release repatriate following twenty fishermen to India via Wagah Border on 06.01.2020.”

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 05, 2020