Pakistan on Sunday released 20 Indian fishermen in a goodwill gesture from a Karachi prison after they were arrested for fishing illegally in Pakistani waters.

According to details, the Indian fishermen were imprisoned in Karachi’s Landhi prison from where they would be transferred to Lahore via bus, to be finally shifted to India via Wagah border.

Edhi Trust will bear all travel expenses of these Indian prisoners from Karachi to Lahore.

Jail Superintendent of Landhi prison said that there were 588 Indian fishermen currently jailed in Pakistan with 42 of them being under trial prisoners while 516 being convicted of their crimes.

As many as 620 Pakistani fishermen and 10 others are also jailed in Indian prisons and waiting to be repatriated back to their country.