KARACHI - The terrorist attacks in Mumbai India have delayed the released of Pakistani fishermen held in Indian while the Pakistani foreign office remains looking for a positive response from the Indian authorities, The Nation learnt on Tuesday. As per detail, Indian authorities announced the release of five detained fishermen who had completed their jail term, although the government of Pakistan had released some 95 Indian Fishermen during the outgoing year. The five fishermen whose release was announced identified as Hussain Walri, Siddique Achar, Meeh Wasayo and Hanif, arrested in 1993, when they were mistakenly crossed the sea border due to cyclone. Despite the announcement, Indian authorities have yet to release these detainees though they have completed their imprisonment of more than thirteen years. The said fishermen belonged to Shah Bandar of Thatta district and their families are not aware about the whereabouts of their loved one and considering them dead. Though the families had received a letters from an Indian jail that proved they were alive and detained in the Gujrat prison. They also informed their families that they were sentenced to 13 years in prison, since then the families of the detained fishermen have been knocking the doors of the Pakistani authorities as well as the NGOs but no initiatives had been taken. The family members of the said fishermen had shifted to Ibrahim Hydri, Karachi due to earning for their livelihood. While in the last year when they heard that their beloved were being released by the Indian government, in the response to the release of 95 Indian fishermen, they were hopeful for the release. While the terrorist incident took place in Mumbai had wiped out their hopes. The families of the detained Pakistani fishermen are still eyeing India government to fulfil its commitment and release their beloved. In this regard, Sami Memon of Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, told The Nation said that there was a large number of fishermen detained in both the countries, who have completed their detention durations, but they still not being released. There are 225 Pakistan fishermen detained in Indian prisons while more than 700 Indian fishermen detained in Pakistani prisons. Sami said that before the Mumbai incident all the documentation process regarding the release of Pakistani was completed and they were about to release within few days, but due to the unfortunate incident, the process was stopped. He said that the PFF would very soon send a proposal to the Pakistani Authorities to also advocate for the four other Pakistani fishermen, including Usman Ali Mohammad, Nawaz, Zaman and Uslam Ali, who were arrested by the India authorities in 1999, and were sentenced to eight years imprisonment, they also still suffering despite of completing their detention period. He added the innocent fishermen of both the countries have been suffering due to crossing the sea border mistakenly. He said that the poor families were still eyeing the way of their loved ones return.