Pakistani Citizens Must Declare Religion to Apply for Jobs and Vote

ICC Note:  Citizens in Pakistan need to declare their religion on every government ID, including their birth certificates, for any job application or registration to vote. Those that lie or don’t declare their religion on official documents will be considered traitors to the state and be dealt accordingly to the Pakistani laws.

3/21/2018 Pakistan (Eternity) –  Pakistan’s citizens must now declare their religion when applying for identity documents, or if they want to work in government or register to vote, Islamabad’s High Court ruled on Friday 9 March.

Applicants who disguise their true religion defy the constitution and betray the state, the judge said. Their true religion must now also be visible on birth certificates, ID cards, voters’ lists and passports.

Those who apply for a job in the judiciary, armed forces, civil services and other government jobs also need to submit an affidavit declaring the Khatm-i-Naboowat (that Muhammad was the final prophet), Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said in his ruling, as reported by Pakistani Newspaper Dawn.

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