|Pakistan Christian Post: In 2010, all Muslim political parties in parliament of Pakistan passed 18th amendment in constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.by Nazir Bhatti|
|In Section 16, this amendment substitutes Article 51, in which Clause 4, reads as “In addition to the number of seats referred to in clause (3), there shall be, in the National Assembly, ten seats reserved for non-Muslims”. It further reads in Clause 6 as Sub clause C as “the constituency for all seats reserved for non-Muslims shall be the whole country”The 18th Amendment in constitution, for Article 51, reads that it shall be substituted, and shall be deemed always to have been so substituted with effect from the 21st day of August, 2002, which means that from 1973 till 2002, word Non- Muslim was not used in article 51: Sure, word “Minorities” for Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Parsi, Ahmadi and Lahori Ahmadi was used instead of Non-Muslims.
Before discussing it, lets define Muslim and Non-Muslims in light of religion and literary means. The literal definition of the word Muslim is “one who submits,” meaning one who submits to Allah, believing in Him and obeying His commandments or a follower of the religion of Islam while Non-muslim is someone who does not obey God according to The Qur’an or is Non-believer who does not believe in God at all or Has No Faith.