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Outcry in Pakistan as lawyers’ group asks members to declare faith

Islamabad: A lawyers’ association in Pakistan has triggered criticism by asking its Muslim members to submit a certificate of faith declaring belief in the finality of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
The move by the Islamabad Bar Association (IBA) seeking declarations by the end of this month was condemned on social media, featured in TV talk shows and opposed by its members.
The purpose of the declarations is to “identify” the members of the Ahmadiyya community, considered non-Muslims by Pakistan’s constitution, Malik Zafar Khokhar, president of the IBA said on Monday. (DPA)