Whether any members of Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) are not of the Sunni faith; the process involved in becoming a member of the SSP (January 2003 - October 2004) [PAK42981.E]

Information on whether any members of Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) are not of the Sunni faith and the process involved in becoming a member of the SSP could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted


Internet sites, including: Amnesty International (AI), BBC, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2003, Dawn, European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI), Freedom in the World 2004, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), International Religious Freedom Report for 2004, Minority Rights Group International (MRG), PakTribune, South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), UK - Country Assessment: Pakistan (April 2004), World News Connection (WNC).