At least 45 Indian fishermen were released on Friday from Karachi’s Malir Prison and are to be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border on Saturday, said Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International.

Chairman Ansar Burney said all expenses to send the fishermen to India would be borne by his trust on humanitarian grounds.

The release is part of an understanding between the nuclear-armed rivals to free citizens who mistakenly stray into each other’s waters.

The neighbors frequently arrest each other’s fishermen on charges of violating territorial waters.