Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan(Army of the Prophet`s Companions)
Often dubbed the mother of all terrorist organisations.
Renamed the Millat-e-Islamia-Pakistan on April 6, 2006.
Sunni, Wahhabi. Anti-Shia
Amir: Allama Ali Sher Hyderi and Brig (Retd) Zaheer ul Islam Abbasi (who attempted a military coup in 1995).
Dr Khadim Hussain Dhilon - Secretary General
Banned by Pakistan on January 15, 2002.
Headquartered at Masjid-e-Siddique Akbar, Nagan Chowrangi, Karachi. The SSP morphed into MEIP (Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan). Morphed again into the Ahle Sunnat wa Aljamaat Pakistan (ASWJP).
Originally formed in September 1985 by Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangwi, Maulana Ziaur Rehman Farooqi, Maulana Eesarul Haq Qasmi and Maulana Azam Tariq, all known for their anti-Shia views. Maulana Jhangvi was assassinated in 1990, probably by Shi`as, after his virulent anti-Khomeini actions.
Azam Tariq, a Punjabi, was very popular in Pashtun Khurram Agency, where there has been ongoing Shia-Sunni clashes in Parachinar, a stronghold of Shi`as. Assassinated on October 6, 2003.
Heavily funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Government of Pakistan.
In Image: Pakistani members of the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) stand guard as other members protest the killing of their local party leader Aslam Farooqi in Peshawar on August 13, 2007.