Shahbaz says govt has unshakable belief in finality of Prophethood

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday the government has unwavering belief in the finality of Prophethood.

Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid held a meeting with the chief minister here to discuss current political situation and party affairs. They also discussed the matter pertaining to the amendment to the Election Bill 2017, rectifying the Khatm-i-Nabuwat (finality of Prophethood) declaration which public office holders are required to sign.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz praised the minister’s swift efforts to restore the declaration to its original form.

On Oct 5, the National Assembly unanimously passed an amendment to the Election Bill 2017, restoring Khatm-i-Nabuwat oath to its original form.

Some opposition parties raised hue and cry over an amendment to the oath regarding finality of Prophethood, saying the government has changed the content of a form regarding Khatm-e-Nabuwat the public office holders and election candidate are required to sign.

Afterwards, Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq held a meeting of parliamentary leaders, where all the leaders agreed to restore the law to its original form.

Earlier in the day, Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif chaired a meeting in Lahore to review progress on establishment of “Khidmat Marakaz” across the province.

Speaking on the occasion, he said eleven such state-of-the art service centers have so far been established and such centers will be setup in all districts of the province.

Shahbaz Sharif said this is an important project of public interest where 17 types of services are being provided under one roof.