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CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT ACT OF 1974,
DECLARING AHMADI MUSLIMS AS "NON MUSLIMS"
“Benazir has stated, Qadianis were declared non-Muslims in my father's rule. How could I undo the great service my father did for Islam? My Government will not give any concession to Qadianis.

They will remain as non-Muslims.”
Maulana Siraj Ahmad Dinpuri
An adviser to the Federal Ministry of Religious Affairs
DAILY JASARAT, Karachi, January 9, 1989

Vol. XXVI - 1974 Central Statutes 425

ACT XLIX OF 1974
CONSTITUTION (SECOND AMENDMENT) ACT, 1974

An Act to amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

(Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 21st September, 1974)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 17th September 1974, and in hereby published for general information:

Where it is expedient to further amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the purposes hereinafter appearing:

It is hereby enacted as follows:

1.
Short title and commencement.
(1)
This Act may be called the Constitution Second Amendment) Act, 1974
(2)
It shall come into force at once.
2.
AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 106 OF THE CONSTITUTION.
In the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as Constitution, in Article 106, in clause (3), after the word "communities", the words and brackets "and persons of the Qadiani group or the Lahori group (who call themselves ‘Ahmadis’)" shall be inserted.
3.
AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 260 OF THE CONSTITUTION.
In the Constitution, Article 260, after clause (2), the following new clause shall be added, namely:
"(3) A person who does not believe in the absolute and unqualified finality of the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) the last of the Prophets or claims to be a Prophet, in any sense of the word or of any description whatsoever, after Muhammad (peace be upon him), or recognizes such a claimant as a Prophet or a religious reformer, is not a Muslim for the purposes of the Constitution or law."
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