Ahmadis will have to declare themselves as non-Muslims to get CNIC according to new NADRA policy
The National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has inserted a new requirement in CNIC application forms according to which Ahmadis will have to declare they are non-Muslims and sign the particular field.
The section specified for the Ahmadi community says “I profess that I am not a Muslim, and I belong to the Qadiani/Ahmadi religion”.
This particular section of the application form has got people talking on social media. Most of the people are condemning NADRA’s move and are asking the government to take notice of the issue.
The image of the section was shared by Twitter user Obaidullah Khan
This is the new requirement for Ahmadis in the CNIC form inserted by @NadraMedia. This is like state has declared Ahmadis as dogs and now forcing them to bark like dogs too. Behaving like humans is not a choice anymore. Worse kind of persecution. #AhmadiApartheid pic.twitter.com/cYw0k3WLnC
— Obaid (@Obaidullahkhan) December 26, 2018
This led to various prominent journalists and activists to urge government representatives, including Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari to intervene
I think it’s mean enough for the state to declare someone non Muslim, but forcing them to declare themselves non Muslim? It is beyond cruel & inhuman. What say you @ShireenMazari1 ? I think you should intervene. https://t.co/KkD8lbdVj6
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) December 28, 2018
Some people believe Prime Minister Imran Khan does not know about NADRA’s plans and that he will never let such a thing happen
I think IK has not seen this yet. I am sure he won't like to approve this malicious condition. Apart from creating more problems for Ahmadies this will have strong adverse impact on Pakistan's image universally. https://t.co/FGull8MPVr
— misbah zee (@zeeruck) December 28, 2018
‘Who cares what anyone believes? Just let people be. It is for the Almighty to Judge’
— Nilofer Afridi Qazi (@ninoqazi) December 28, 2018
Here’s an example of how some Pakistanis would not even get treatment in an ‘Ahmadi’ hospital
گمراہ ہونے کے لئے ہسپتال بھی بھلا کبھی کوئی گیا ہے ؟؟ pic.twitter.com/WXA1pPwKbb
— Saleem ud Din (@SaleemudDinAA) December 27, 2018
Here is journalist Nadeem Farooq Paracha asking some tough questions
Had we put as much effort, passion and thought in economic matters as we did (and still do) in making a community of people confess they were heretics, then today, we might have been right up there with all the Chinas, South Koreas and Singapores of the world.
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) December 27, 2018