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Second Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan

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The Second Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan (Urdu: آئین پاکستان میں دوسری ترمیم) became a part of the Constitution of Pakistan on September 7, 1974 under the Government of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.[1] It declared that Ahmadis were non-Muslims.[1] It also made way for the establishment of a centralized citizen registry.

Article 30[edit]

Under Article 30 of the Second Amendment of the constitution of Pakistan to perform identification and maintain the statistical database of the citizens of Pakistan. It was stipulated that every person should have a state-issued ID. This set the basis of Pakistans National Identity Card (NIC) system.[2]

Article 260(3)[edit]

This states that for legal purposes the term "Muslim" does not include anyone who does not believe that Muhammad was the last prophet,[3] and that "non-Muslim" includes anyone "of the Quadiani Group or the Lahori Group (who call themselves Ahmadis or by any other name), or a Bahai" as well as Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Government of Pakistan, (GoPAK). "Second Amendment". Ministry of Law and Justice. The Electronic Government of Pakistan.
  2. ^ "Technology in the Service of Development: The NADRA Story". Center for Global Development. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  3. ^ "Constitution (Second Amendment) Act, 1974".
  4. ^ "IBAHRI concerned about the discrimination of Ahmadiyya lawyers in Pakistan".