Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP)

In the mid-1980s, Sipah-e Sahaba Pakistan broke off from Jamiat-ul Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), Pakistan's main religio-political organization. SSP was formed as a response to Shiite militant groups who were targeting Sunnis in the Punjab region of Pakistan. One of the leaders, Maulana Muhammad Azam Tariq (Late) also served as a minister in the coalition government in Punjab during 1993. It is also one of the five militant outfits that were banned by General Pervaiz Musharraf on January 12, 2002.