KARACHI - Some 34 Indian fishermen, under 18 years of age, were released from Youthful Offenders Industrial School adjacent to Central Jail Karachi on Thursday morning. Talking to The Nation the official said that the notification for their release was issued by the government as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan. These fishermen came out of Juvenile Jail at 9am and after about an hour they were taken to Lahore in an air-conditioned bus to be handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah border on Friday (today). All arrangements for transportation of these young fishermen were made by Saiban Welfare Organisation and its General Secretary Haider Ali Haider accompanied them to Lahore. About 400 Indian fishermen were still detained in the Pakistani prisons and same number of Pak fishermen had been detained in Indian prisons. Chairman of Pakistan Fisher folk Forum (PFF) Mohammad Ali Shah told The Nation that some 25 Pakistani fishermen, who had mistakenly crossed the Indian border had been detained in Indian prisons out of which six fishermen had been charged with smuggling and had been in detention for 13 years. Shah revealed that around 50 Pakistani fishermen were still missing from Indian border; neither they were produced before any Indian court nor did the Indian authorities provide any information about them so far.