Islamabad, Aug 05: PTI chief Imran Khan has decided to release 27 Indian fishermen lodged in Pakistani prisons after his prospective swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister, according to reports.
They will reportedly be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border on August 13. The prisoners, mostly from Gujarat and Diu, have served jail terms between 16 and 24 months.
They also gives details about food and travel arrangements of the Indian fishermen from Karachi to Lahore. The prisoners who have served jail term between 16 to 24 months would enter India by road from the Wagah border on August 13, the eve of Pakistan's Independence Day. According to the report, the names of the fishermen were not released till the time of going to press.
They were arrested by Pakistani forces when they had inadvertently entered into Pakistani waters. Jatin Desai, a veteran journalist from Mumbai, who is associated with organisations that work towards ensuring peace between the neighbours through citizens' initiatives, told Mid-Day that the fishermen would be released in Lahore on August 12 and then taken to Wagah border by the next afternoon. "