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‘A little more sense of urgency’

‘A little more sense of urgency’

Just days after India released 61 Pakistani prisoners at the behest of Indian Supreme Court, Pakistan arrested 13 Indian fishermen and seized their four boats seized. This latest arrest took place on...
The fishermen’s woes

The fishermen’s woes

By Sheher Bano Out at sea and out of touch with their families for 10-15 days at a time, the fishermen who eke out a precarious living along the coastal area between Pakistan and India risk not only...
The fishermen’s woes

The fishermen’s woes

Sheher Bano Out at sea and out of touch with their families for 10-15 days at a time, the fishermen who eke out a precarious living along the coastal area between Pakistan and India risk not only...
Fate of Indian juvenile prisoner Jitendra Arjunwar uncertain

Fate of Indian juvenile prisoner Jitendra Arjunwar uncertain

By Our Correspondent HYDERABAD: Fate of Indian runaway boy Jitendra Arjunwar, who was caught by the Pakistani border security agencies in August 12, 2013, is not clear yet, as the child rights...
Last batch of Indian fishermen leaves for home

Last batch of Indian fishermen leaves for home

Karachi: The last batch of Indian fishermen, comprising 141 men, was released on Monday morning from Malir Jail, Karachi. The released fisher men traveled to Lahore by three buses. Once they reach...
Prisoners of poor policies: India, Pakistan fishermen… Arrest, release, repeat

Prisoners of poor policies: India, Pakistan fishermen… Arrest, release, repeat

Pakistan’s repatriation of hundreds of arrested Indian fishermen raises hopes that India will reciprocate. But unless the two governments change their policies, the vicious cycle will continue...
Indian citizens demand release of Pakistani prisoners in Indian prisons

Indian citizens demand release of Pakistani prisoners in Indian prisons

News Desk Adds: Prominent Indian citizens on Aug 30 sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, copied to Home Minister P Chidambaram and Minister for External Affairs Mr. S M Krishna, urging a...
100 Indian fishermen freed from Malir jail

100 Indian fishermen freed from Malir jail

By Jan Khaskheli Karachi: A hundred Indian fishermen, including two minor children, were released from Malir Jail, Karachi, on Monday. The released fishermen will travel to Lahore on two buses...
Hope for detained fishermen

Hope for detained fishermen

The eve of the anniversary of Pakistan and India’s Independence Day that citizens of both countries jointly celebrate each year brought hope for detained Indian fishermen in Pakistan. On Aug...
Fishermen’s arrests: A story of pain and hunger

Fishermen’s arrests: A story of pain and hunger

By Sheher Bano Three months ago, Pakistan and India agreed that their border forces would release within 24 hours all fishermen from the other country arrested while fishing on the wrong side of the...