Karachi: Pakistan releases Indian boy
KARACHI: An Indian teenager, arrested for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters, has been allowed to return home on ‘humanitarian grounds’. The teenager, who was not identified, will return home on Thursday morning after the Sindh government has withdrawn all cases against him, said Justice (r) Aslam Nasir Zahid, who heads the Legal Aid Society.
“He will be flown home on a PIA flight and will be accompanied by a doctor and officers of the Indian High Commission,” he added. He said that around 500 Indian fishermen, including 35 teenagers, were held in Pakistani jails and efforts were being made to have those who didn’t have criminal or serious cases registered against them released. Zahid said the release of the teenaged boy was a positive sign for those fishermen still in Pakistani jails.