Pakistan detains 6 Indian trawlers with 36 fishermen aboard
Some 450 Indian fishermen are reportedly languishing in Pakistan. Photograph: (Getty)
Six Indian fishing trawlers with 36 fishermen aboard were detained by the Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) on Wednesday, a fishermen's association said, according to media reports.
"Boats abducted by PMSA personnel were registered with the port, and the Porbandar Fishermen Association (PFA) was gathering details of the fishermen aboard the trawlers to inform about the abduction to their family members", PFA president Bharat Modi was quoted as saying by Indian news agency IANS.
The six Indian fishing trawlers were reportedly seized near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
It's pertinent to mention that a boat with six Indian fishermen aboard was seized by the Pakistan marine agency off Jakhau coast in western Kutch district on September 8.
If media reports are to be believed as many as 200 Indian trawlers are already in the custody of the neighbouring country, while over 450 fishermen, mostly from the western state of Gujarat are languishing in Pakistan.
(WION with inputs from agencies)