Taking oath on faith compulsory for citizens joining civil service, armed forces, judiciary: IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday made it mandatory for every single Pakistani resident to take a oath with respect to their faith in the event that they try to join the civil services, military or judiciary. The decision, penned by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, was given for the situation in regards to changes in the Finality of Prophethood (PBUH) pledge in the Elections Act 2017.

The court, in its short order, decided that natives applying for occupations in state organizations must guarantee which guarantees consistence with the meaning of Muslim and non-Muslim gave in the Constitution. The decision said that the Constitution gives rights to minorities and it is the obligation of the state to ensure them.

The court ordered National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to set a due date by which subjects could ‘adjust’ the religion determined on their recognizable proof documents.