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Fishermen Freed by Pakistan Reunite With Families

N Patel, Assistant Director of Fisheries, Gujarat Government, had accompanied them in the train from Amritsar to Vadodara.

Published: 13th March 2016 12:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2016 12:19 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

VADODARA: A week after their release from Pakistani jails, 86 fishermen reunited with their family members at the coastal town of Veraval this evening.

The fishermen were freed by Pakistani authorities on March 6 and they reached the Wagah border in Punjab two days later. They arrived here last night from Amritsar by Mumbai- bound Golden Express train.

"The fishermen reached Veraval (from Vadodara) this evening and they were received by their family members," Babubhai Bokharia, Gujarat Fisheries Minister, told PTI over phone.

From the coastal town, where their family members were camping since yesterday, the fishermen left for their native places. Most of them hail from Gujarat and Union Territory of Daman and Diu.

N Patel, Assistant Director of Fisheries, Gujarat Government, had accompanied them in the train from Amritsar to Vadodara.



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