Pakistan sends India draft deal for quick release of fishermen


ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister (PM) on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday informed the Upper House of parliament that Pakistan has sent a draft to India relating to release of fishermen within two weeks after confirmation of their nationalities. The agreement over quick release of fishermen was decided during a meeting of prime ministers of both India and Pakistan in Ufa. In this regard the adviser said Pakistan has sent a draft proposal to India for consideration. After approval from Indian side, the arrested fishermen of each other country would be released within two weeks. Currently, both the countries release each other’s arrested fishermen on the basis of mutual understanding.