According to the National Fisherworkers Forum, 18 Indian fishermen were today apprehended by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. Three of their boats were also seized near Jakhau port off Gujarat coast.
“The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehended around 18 Indian fishermen along with three of their boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast during afternoon,” NEF secretary Manish Lodhari said. Two of the three boats were registered at Porbandar while one was registered in Okha.
“These fishermen were captured by Pak MSA near International Maritime Boundary Line. They will reach Karachi by tomorrow morning,” said Lodhari, who remains in touch with the Pakistan agency for coordination.
Last week, MSA had apprehended a total of 88 Indian fishermen in two incidents in as many days from the Arabian Sea off the port and seized a total of 16 boats.