Karachi, Aug 15 (ANI): As a "goodwill gesture" to mark India's 66th Independence Day, Pakistan has released 55 Indian fishermen, out of which three are juveniles.
"We hope our neighbours reciprocate in the same spirit and release Pakistani prisoners from their jails," Law Minister of Sindh, Ayaz Soomro, told ANI.
He added that the releases were "a goodwill gesture".
The release is part of an understanding between the two countries to free citizens who mistakenly stray into each other's waters.
The released fishermen were presented with flowers and gifts, and then sent by bus to Lahore, from where they would cross the Wagah border. They are expected to reach India on Thursday.
According to officials, approximately 100 Indian fishermen are still in Pakistani jails and 250 Pakistanis in Indian prisons. (ANI)