Lashkar-e Jhangvi (LeJ)

Lashkar-e Jhangvi is a splinter group of SSP which was formed somewhere in the mid-1990s. The group was formed under the leadership of Riaz Basra, Akram Lahori, and Malik Ishaque. The group apparently split after SSP participated in reconciliatory efforts with rival sectarian outfits in 1995 96. LeJ stepped up violent sectarian conflict through their activities and was formally banned by the Pakistani government in 2001. The group is allied with Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and has links with Al-Qaeda.