Definition of a Muslim in the Constitution of Pakistan
Qadianis were declared as “Non-Muslims” in the Constitution of Pakistan due to their religious beliefs and their Non- Muslim status was asserted in the special committee of the National Assembly by an amendment in the constitution .This deaclaration was not slanted or prejudiced.
A special committee of the Parliament was established and 3rd Khalifah of Qadians was invited to defend his side in the committee for eleven days but was unable to justify its right to be declared as Muslims.
The committee of the Whole House of the National Assembly of Pakistan recommended an amendment in the constitution of “Article_106” that,
A reference be inserted to persons of the Qadiani Group and the Lahore Group as minority.
A new clause was added in the “Article_260” of the constitution to define Muslim .
According to this “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 Prophet or claims to be a prophet ,in any sense of the word or of any description whatsoever,after Muhammad (peace be upon him), or recognises such a claimant as a prophet or a religious reformer,is not a Muslim for the purpose of the constitution or Law”
The above definitions state Qadians as Non-Muslim legally and officially but they still insist to be called as Muslims which is against the Constitution and the Law. It is highly precedented if any person or minority is charged against violating the law.