KARACHI - Out of 542 Indian prisoners, 180 were released on Saturday from the District Jail Malir after completing their sentences.

Sindh IG Prisons Ghulam Qadir Tehbo when contacted said mostly prisoners had finished their detention period and released to strengthen the bilateral relations between both countries. Release orders were given for release of 179 Indian fishermen and another Indian national detained in Pakistani jails who will leave Pakistan from Wagah border on Sunday (today). He said that 179 Indians were fishermen while rest of the detainee had mistakenly crossed Pakistani territory. Meanwhile, the representative of Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum Sami Memon urged the Indian authorities to show reciprocal gesture and release 42 detained Pakistani fishermen and 61 others.