ISLAMABAD - Family members of the Pakistanis detained in Indian jails have sought government help for the release of their near and dear ones immediately. As many as 32 Pakistanis who have completed their prison terms are still waiting for their release from the Indian jails, despite the Indian Supreme Courts clear directions to the concerned quarters to release the Pakistanis within a period of three months. Family members of the prisoners detained in Indian jails stated this while addressing a press conference here on Monday. Muhammad Ilyas, who spent 13 years in Indian prisons, said that according to official data, some 696 Pakistanis are still detained in Indian jails, 32 out of them have completed their prison terms but Indian authorities are reluctant to release them. He said that the actual number of detainees was higher than the official data, as prisoners of 1965 and 1971 wars were still languishing in different Indian jails. Majority of them are living under miserable conditions, as they are subjected to the worst forms of torture, he added. Giving details of the indifferent behaviour of government councils available to some of them, he said that they produced wrong facts in front of judges by saying that Pakistani authorities did not want to take such prisoners back. He said according to the list released in 2004, some 696 Pakistani prisoners were under detention, while hundreds of others were detained in different secret cells and Lal Qila Dehli. In response to a question, he said that most of the Pakistanis were detained on charges of border crossing and other fabricated cases. Everyday these prisoners go through inhuman torture, due to which some of them have lost their senses, he added. Giving example of such highhandedness kept by the Indian authorities, he said that the Indian Supreme Court had ordered the handover of Muhammad Shafiq Shahid, a Pakistani prisoner, to Pakistan on November 3, 2009, however, the relatives were still waiting for the implementation of those orders. The relatives of detainees requested the Indian government to release those Pakistanis on immediate basis, and also demanded the Pakistani authorities to take concrete steps in this regard.