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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Pakistan: 1. Please provide information on the general level of crime in Faisalabad. 2. To what extent do authorities provide protection against such criminal activity? 3. Please provide information on the situation for older women living alone in Faisalabad (including in relation to their ability to maintain a household and whether there are any reports of such people being targeted for criminal activity). 4. What support or protection is available to older women living alone, particularly in Faisalabad? 5. To what extent has the Taliban been active in Faisalabad? 6. What steps have the Pakistani authorities taken to address such activity?

23 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. How many Pakistanis are not practising Muslims but also either not followers of other religions or actually agnostic/atheist, where do they live and is there any evidence of them being targeted for harm because of their non-practice of Islam/agnosticism/atheism? 2. Is there any evidence of the blasphemy laws being used recently (in the last five years or so) against individuals who do not practice or follow Islam but also do not practice or follow another religion?

24 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. What evidence is there of individuals who are family members of members of the Pakistani army being targeted for harm by fundamentalist militant groups throughout Pakistan?

9 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. What evidence is there that women who are separated from their husbands are treated differently by the community at large in Pakistan? 2. Is there evidence that the police or government in Pakistan, and in Karachi in particular, provide support and/or protection to women who are victims of domestic violence and/or women who are separated from their husbands? If not, is there evidence of why this support and/or protection is not provided? 3. Is there evidence of tertiary educated women who have separated from their husbands living and working independently in Pakistan, and in Karachi in particular?

27 September 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Are Shiite Hazaras targeted by extremist groups in Quetta? 2. Are there any areas in Pakistan where Hazaras form the majority or live in relative peace? 3. Is state protection available for Hazaras in Quetta? 4. Is state protection available for Hazaras elsewhere in Pakistan? 5. Are there any reports of extremists demanding ransoms from well-known wealthy businessmen in Pakistan?

3 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. How active is the Taliban, and the Tehrik-e-Taliban in particular, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa? 2. How active is the Taliban in other parts of Pakistan, particularly in major cities like Karachi?

11 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Are there any examples of members of the Turi tribe being targeted for harm in Pakistan's major cities? Please provide recent, relevant information concerning the relocation of Shi'ite Pashtuns from FATA/NWFP to other parts of Pakistan

14 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Can you please provide me with information regarding the current situation for Shias in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. 2. Can Shias obtain effective state protection from any harm in these particular urban areas? 3. Do people who have studied in the West in countries such as Australia face any particular difficulties on return to Pakistan and areas such as Karachi, etc? 4. Are they targeted by extremist groups because of the potential influence the West may have had on them?

17 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Please provide any information about the Muslim population in Italy and any reports of Muslims in Italy targeting people they consider might be insulting Islam, or Christians from Pakistan. 2. Is there any information of the Taliban or equivalent being active in Italy?

29 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. What are the central beliefs and practices of the Ismaili Muslims? How do they differ from the beliefs of Sunni Muslims? Are Ismaili Muslims perceived to be more "Westernised"? 2. Are Ismaili Muslims subject to harm in Pakistan (particularly in Karachi) because of their beliefs? 3. Is there an Ismaili mosque in Seven Hills?

19 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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