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Jamaat-i-Islami (Pakistan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 182
Country: Pakistan
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1977
Details of Formation: Fundamentalist party but mentioned as pro-government group/party in 1982- June 1988. Progov again in Nov 1990-May 1992.support from Saudi and Iranian sources (not specified as government). Active both as an armed group and as a political party. Government link is to the president of Pakistan under military government in 1980s and then the prime minister in the 1990s as part of multiparty coalition.
Date dissolved: May 1, 1992
Details of Termination: Breaks with President Zia in June 1988 and Prime Minister Sharif in May 1992. Therefore, pro-government from Jan 1977 - June 1988 from Nov 1990 - May 1992
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; political party
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: foreign support
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; party activists
Location:
Force Strength: [unknown, 1000000]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; religious group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions
Other Information: support from Saudi and Iranian sources (not specified as government). Active both as an armed group and as a political party. Government link is to the president of Pakistan under military government in 1980s and then the prime minister in the 1990s as part of multiparty coalition.

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