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Pakistan: Information on the procedures followed by military tribunals in cases of desertion from the armed forces, and on who sits on the tribunal and how they are chosen

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 July 1996
Citation / Document Symbol PAK24153.E
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Information on these subjects could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Angam, Ahsan Sohail. 1984. The Pakistan Penal Code (XLV of 1860) With Shariat Criminal Laws.

Devamithan, Joseph. June 1993. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1986-1993," Constitutions of the Countries of the World.

Documentation, Information and Research Branch (DIRB), Immigration and Refugee Board [Ottawa]. April 1996. Contextual Information Package: Pakistan.

_____. April 1996. Human Rights Information Package: Pakistan

_____. April 1994. Pakistan: A Country Review.

_____. January 1994. Ahmadis in Pakistan: Update, December 1991-October 1993.

_____. Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. Weekly. July 1995 to present.

Encyclopedia of the Third World. 1992.

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The Far East and Australasia 1996. 1996.


High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Ottawa.

Note on contacting foreign diplomatic representatives in Canada:

Embassies and high commissions are not usually called for security-related questions such as location of military bases or the functioning of secret services. Ability to obtain information from diplomatic representatives depends on availability of information and cooperation from individual countries.

The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Prisons. 1993.

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Resource Information Center. November 1993. Profile Series: Pakistan.

_____. November 1992. Information Packet Series: Pakistan.

Qadri, Shahid Hussain. 1995. Pakistan Penal Code (XLV of 1860) With Qiyas and Diyat Ordinance and New Islamic Laws, 1979.

Refugee Branch, Asylum Division, Citizenship and Immigration Canada [Ottawa]. Infrequent reports. 1994 to present.

Refugees, Immigration and Asylum Section (RIAS), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. October 1993. Refugee Determination: Country Profile: Pakistan.

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Penal Systems. 1989.

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