Law Minister denies allegation of deliberately amending Khatm-i-Naboowat clause

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Zahid Hamid on Thursday denied allegation pertaining to deliberately amending Khatm-i-Naboowat clause in nomination papers.

The minister said that the change was unintentionally made as nobody can think of impacting in any manner the provision regarding the finality of prophethood of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).

On the other hand, special committee has completed its work while an investigation report would be sent to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London.

Earlier, National Assembly (NA) unanimously approved oath related to Khatm-i-Naboowat in nomination papers in its original form. Zahid Hamid pointed out that the Election Bill 2017 was framed by a joint Parliamentary Committee, which held about one hundred and twenty-five meetings in three years to reach the consensus document.

He said Parliamentary Leaders again held a meeting yesterday in the Chamber of the Speaker to bring amendments in the Act to restore the oath in nomination papers in its original form.