100 more fishermen return to native villages in Gujarat from jail in Pakistan

Prabhas Patan (Bhaskar Vaidya): 100 more fishermen who were released by Pakistan from jails today returned Veraval in Gir Somnath district of Saurashtra region of Gujarat. They were welcomed by relatives by offering garlands. These fishermen were in Pakistani jails for last one and half year. Among those released today, 81 are from Gir-Somnath district, while 05 are from Porbandar, 01 is from Junagadh, 02 are from Bhavnagar, 10 are from Union Territory Diu and 01 is from Ahmedabad.

According to Tushar Purohit, Assistant Director of Fisheries in Veraval, 55 more fishermen are to be released by Pakistan on upcoming 1st of 2nd May in the last of four phases of release of total 355 fishermen. Among the last batch of 55 fishermen, 44 will be from Gir – Somnath, 1 from Porbandar, 3 from Amreli, 1 from Rajkot and 6 from Diu.