NA makes use of Khatam an-Nabiyyin in textbooks mandatory
PPP lawmaker Abdul Qadir Patel addresses the National Assembly.–File photo
The National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution, making it compulsory to write Khatam an-Nabiyyin or the Last Prophet of God with the name of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) everywhere in textbooks.
Parliamentary parties of all political parties voted in favour of the resolution, says State Minister Ali Muhammad Khan. People who do not accept Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the Last Prophet of God have already been declared non-Muslims in Pakistan.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder and the then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had declared the people of Ahmadiyya faith non-Muslims because they did not believe in finality of prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
PPP lawmaker Abdul Qadir Patel quoted Bhutto as saying that he signed the order for his own death by signing the law declaring Ahmadis non-Muslims. He said Colonel Rafi quoted Bhutto as saying that Ahmadis were telling people that Bhutto was in jail due to their influence. Patel quoted Bhutto as saying that he was a man of weak morals, but he was hopeful that he would be forgiven for declaring Ahmadis non-Muslims.