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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday announced its judgment in a case pertaining to the amendments made to the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017.

In its short verdict, IHC judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui stated that the parliament should take concrete steps to ensure the protection of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat.

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Khatm-e-Nabuwwat is the basis of our religion and it is the duty of every Muslim to protect this belief, the court added.

The court stated that an oath concerning the identity of Muslims and non-Muslims must be taken for the provision of national identity cards, birth certificates, electoral lists, and passports.

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