Pakistan NGO helps jailed fishermen return home As a goodwill gesture Pakistan released 78 Indian fishermen who were detained on the charge of straying into their waters. Edhi Foundation offered them food and support for a safe passage.

Indian fishermen arrive at a Red Cross House after being released by Pakistani authorities in Amritsar. Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images
Indian fishermen arrive at Red Cross House, after release from a Pakistan jail, in Amritsar. Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

It was an occasion to celebrate for the families of the 78 Indian fishermen who recently found their way back home from Pakistan.

Having been away for close to two years after they were detained by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency on the charge of straying into their waters, they returned home on July 10.

According to a report, the 78 prisoners were released from a jail in Karachi as a goodwill gesture by Pakistan.

Edhi Foundation, a Karachi-based philanthropic organisation, then took over the responsibility of ensuring the fishermen’s safe passage home.

For more details, read: Huffington Post

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