The Islami Inqilab Party, formed in 1979; its members and leaders; its activities and ideology; relations with government authorities [PAK38030.E]

Very few references could be found to the Islami Inqilab Party/Islamic Revolutionary Party (IIP) among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

According to information contained in the encyclopaedia Political Parties of Asia and the Pacific, retired Major-General Tajmul Hussain Malik announced the Party's formation in Lahore on 17 August 1979 (1985). The encylopaedia further states that "the party promised to fight to reintroduce true Islamic values and to revive Islamic rule in Pakistan" (ibid.).

A 29 September 2001 op-ed written by a Islamabad-based freelance columnist reported that Islami Inqilab Party, along with several other parties such as the Islamic Public Party, Tehreek-e-Islam, and Islami Siasi Tehreek, was unable to gain a single parliament seat in the 1997 elections (The News International).

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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


The News International [Karachi]. 23 September 2001. Dr. Farrukh Saleem. "The Saviour General." [Accessed 20 Nov. 2001]

Political Parties of Asia and the Pacific. 1985. Edited by Haruhiro Fukui et al. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Additional Sources Consulted


Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, State of Human Rights in 2000 (CD-ROM)

IRB databases

Jane's Geopolitical Library, CD-ROM


Political Handbook of the World

Oral sources:

Two academic sources were unable to provide information

Internet sources including:


CIA World Factbook


Elections Around the World

Frontier Post

International Relations and Security Network

News International

Pakistan Daily

Pakistan News Service

Pakistan Online

UN News

World News Connection

Search engines:



Note: This list is not exhaustive. Country or region-specific publications available at the Resource Centre are not included.