KARACHI Parents and relatives received fishermen released from Indian jails on their arrival in Karachi on late Wednesday night. As many as 54 fishermen from Karachi and Thatta coastal areas travelled from Lahore to Karachi and reached late night at Karachi Fish Harbour, wherein Sindh Fisheries Minister Zahid Bhurgari, with a large number of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) activists led by Chairperson Mohammed Ali Shah, General Secretary Saeed Baloch, Fishermen Cooperative Society Administrator Jaffar Khuwaja and the relatives received them warmly. The PFF Chairperson and General Secretary presented them gifts and dresses to all the released fishermen. Earlier, parents and relatives of these fishermen gathered at the PFF Secretariat in Ibrahim Hydri village and came to Karachi Harbour in a shape of rally. Majority of fishermen belongs to Mohammadi Colony while others from Thattas different coastal areas. On the occasion Mai Soomri from Jatti received her three sons Mohammed Illyas, Karmi Bux and Nazir Ahmed. The areas from she came is already disaster prone area and they are vulnerable to cyclones, high tide and strong winds. Speaking on the occasion, PFF chairperson Mohammed Ali Shah asked minister on the occasion to work for the release of 70 other fishermen languishing in Indian jails. After the brief ceremony the released fishermen travelled to their native areas in Thatta coast, while others went to homes with their relatives.