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Pakistan arrests 27 Indian fishermen

January 21, 2013 17:57 IST

Pakistan has arrested 27 Indian fishermen and seized six boats for illegally entering its territorial waters, an official said on Monday.

The Maritime Security Agency arrested the Indian fishermen on Sunday while they were allegedly 40 nautical miles inside Pakistani waters, a MSA spokesman told the media.

The fishermen were handed over to police in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday.

India and Pakistan frequently arrest each other's fishermen on charges of violating their respective exclusive economic zones.

Pakistan has over 200 Indian fishermen in its jails and around 125 Pakistani fishermen are in Indian prisons.

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