24 fishermen from Gujarat held by Pakistan maritime agency

Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) Wednesday apprehended nearly 24 Indian fishermen from Gujarat in the Arabian Sea, said a fishing association official.

“We have learnt that around 24 fishermen, who set sail from Porbandar in Gujarat four days ago, were apprehended by the PMSA near the international maritime border,” said Manish Lodhari, the secretary of Porbandar-based National Fishworkers’ Forum.

The PMSA also seized three to four boats of the fishermen, Lodhari said.

He said the Pakistani authorities were yet to confirm the exact number of fishermen apprehended and the number of boats seized by the maritime security agency.

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