Update to PAK33321.E of 16 December 1999 on the treatment of adherents of the Zikri faith by the Pakistani authorities, Muslim fundamentalist groups and Mullas (Moulvis) and their disciples throughout Pakistan (1999-present) [PAK39774.E]

No information on the treatment of adherents of the Zikri faith further to that contained in Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2001 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

IRB databases


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

Internet sites including:


Amnesty International

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Balochistan Post



Dawn Wire

European Country of Origin Information Network

Human Rights Watch

Shias News

UN News

World News Connection

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