Amir : Qari Saifullah Akhtar aka Ali Akbar
Founded in 1984 by Qari Saifullah Akhtar and Fazlur Rehman Khalil who later broke away to form his own group, the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM).
Qari Saifullah Akhtar, a Pashtun from Waziristan, was involved along with Army officers Maj. Gen. Zaheerul Islam Abbassi and Brig. Mustansar Billah in September 1995 in a military coup to establish an Islamic dictatorship in Pakistan.
Was planning to kill Benazir Bhutto in 1995 and Gen. Abdul Waheed Kakkar, the then Chief of Army Staff (COAS)
Parent organisation: Harkat-ul-Ansar (HuA).
Parted from the HuA after it was banned.
Qari Saifullah Akhtar was an adviser to Mullah Omar of Afghanistan and a graduate of the Binori Masjid, Karachi.
Disappeared (probably to the Middle East) from Pakistan.
Arrested in Dubai and extradited to Pakistan on August 8, 2004.
HuJI is a member of the International Islamic Front (IIF). It operates in Poonch, Rajouri and Doda.
Has a strong following within the Pakistani army as well as in Bangladesh.
Also suspected, along with the JeM, of being involved in two abortive attempts on the life of General Musharraf in December 2003
HuJI calls itself `second line of defence` of all Muslim states
In Image: Qari Saifullah Akhtar