Riaz Basra was
the co-founder and commander of Lashkar-e Jhangvi
hailing from Sargodha. He participated in the
Afghanistan war during 1980s and later joined Sipah-e
Sahaba in 1986. Basra established LeJ in 1995 and also
went to Afghanistan to assist the Taliban. After the
fall of Taliban he returned to Pakistan, where he was
killed in police shootout in May 2002. Akram Lahori is
also the co-founder of LeJ and took over the reins of
the outfit after the death of Basra. He orchestrated
various sectarian based terrorism plots and also trained
suicide bombers. He was arrested in June, 2004 at
Karachi . Malik Ishaq is one of the founding members of
the outfit, who was arrested in 1998 and released in
July 2011. He was again arrested in February 2013, for
his alleged involvement in a bomb blast in Quetta
against Shia Hazaras.
 Dawn. (2013). LJ leader Malik
Ishaq detained in Rahim Yar Khan. February 22, 2013.
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