KARACHI - The Indian government will release 31 Pakistanis prisoners including eight fishermen today (Tuesday). They will be handed over to Pakistani officials at Wagah border on Sept 15 (tomorrow). Reciprocating the goodwill gesture of Pakistani Government which has released 442 Indian fishermen recently, the India will only release 31 Pakistani, who are languishing in Indian jails despite servicing their jail terms. Blaming the Pakistani authorities for the release of fewer Pakistani inmates, the Indian authorities said that the Pakistani Interior Ministry had failed to provide complete information regarding the citizenships of these prisoners detained in Indian prisons. Talking to The Nation, Sharafat Ali of Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) said that former HRCP co-chairman Iqbal Hyder would meet the officials of the Interior Ministry, in a bid to request them to provide complete details of Pakistani prisoners who had completed their jail terms. He pointed out that there were many Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails who had completed their prison terms and could not be released as the Pakistani authorities had yet to confirm their nationality. At least, there are about 156 Pakistani fishermen languishing in Indian prisons despite completing their sentences, he added. It is to be noted that at least 442 Indian fishermen, who had completed their prison terms in Pakistani jails were released in four batches and they had returned to their homes in the first week of September. However, 14 Indian fishermen, who had also completed their sentences, could not be released as the Indian government had yet to verify their citizenship. Earlier, a delegation, comprised of Pakistani civil society activists which had left for India on Sept 6 to advocate the release Pakistani prisoners, returned back home on Monday. The delegation was headed by Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid, who is a member of Pak-Indian Judicial Commission.