An organization called the Shia Welfare Society (SWS), including its mandate and activities, where it is based, membership, whether it is affiliated with the Tehrik/Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafria (TNFJ), and whether membership in the SWS grants automatic membership in the TNFJ or vice versa (1994-September 1999) [PAK32740.E]

No mention of an organization called Shia Welfare Society (SWS) could 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 to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State. June 1996.

Profiles of Asylum Claims and Country Conditions: Pakistan.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). February 1998.

State of Human Rights in 1997.

Islam and Islamic Groups: A Worldwide Reference Guide. 1992.

Jamal's Yellow Pages of Pakistan. (WWW)

Jane's Intelligence Review [Surrey]. January 1999.Vol. 11, No. 1. Anthony Davis, "Pakistan: State of Unrest."

Religion in Politics: A World Guide. 1989.

Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World: An International Guide. 1991.

Electronic sources: Internet, IRB Databases, NEXIS, WNC.