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Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen

Pakistan has released another 100 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack.

The fishermen released on Saturday were part of the second batch of 360 Indian prisoners Pakistan has promised to set free in four phases this month.

Pakistan released the first batch of 100 Indian fishermen on April 7.

The fishermen, who were released from Malir Jail in Karachi on Saturday, were being taken to Lahore by train, officials said. They will be handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah border on Monday.

They had been arrested for fishing illegally in Pakistani waters. Another 100 will be freed on April 22 and the rest on April 29.

Source: thehindu.com

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