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Pakistan delivers assistance to Indian fishermen

 Islamabad, April 30: The Pakistan Navy has delivered medical assistance to an Indian boat which had developed engine problems nine days ago and was lost at the sea, according to reports. A press release issued by the navy in this regard details that PNS Alamgir delivered assistance to Indian fishermen travelling in ST Mars, The Express Tribune reported on Sunday.  The fishermen were close to running out of food and water after their boat developed engine problems eight days back. Despite repeated appeals, no Indian boat had come to their rescue. The Pakistani vessel rushed to the aid of the 12 Indian fishermen aboard ST Mars on humanitarian grounds as soon as they got news of the incident. The Pakistani Navy delivered food, medical supplies and also helped the fishermen repair the boat, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Navy confirmed. The fishermen thanked the Pakistan Navy for their help, and in a heart-warming gesture, joined the Pakistan Navy in raising slogans of ‘Long live Pakistan’ with utmost gusto. (IANS)

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