India arrests 174 fishermen in Pak waters
KARACHI: Indian Army intruded into Pakistani waters Tuesday arresting 174 innocent fishermen and with them 30 fishing vessels and their catch worth millions of rupees, DawnNews reported.
Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) Chairman, Mohammad Ali Shah told DawnNews that the fishermen, who belonged to coastal villages of Thatta, had been fishing in the ‘Harami Doro creek’ when they were taken away at gunpoint.
He said incident took place when Indian Border Security Forces resorted to firing on fishermen and escorted away 174 fishermen who belonged to Chuhar Jamali and Jati tehsils of the district.
Shah said four fishermen Ramoon Themore, Sawan Themore, Ameen Themore and Nadeem escaped the scene and returned back in Vessel ‘Alroshan’.
These fishermen have confirmed the arrest of their relatives and claimed that Indian Border Security Forces violated Pakistan’s territorial waters and set on fire two of their vessels.
Shah called upon the government to get the fishermen released. He demanded proper demarcation of the territorial limits in the sea to save poor fishermen from suffering such ordeals.[google-map]