Link to my previous article on the subject
Respected Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Respected Fakhruddin Ibrahim, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan:
In 2002, when President Musharraf re-established a joint electorate, he agreed to the demands of Muslim scholars and issued Presidential Order Number 15. Under this order Ahmadi voters, both Qadiani and Lahori, were to be listed on a supplemental register. This step was taken in light of the historical political activity of the Qadiani Ahmadiyya: trying to engineer a state in Kashmir and Baluchistan, a state-within-a-state in Chenab Nagar (then Rabwah) and detrimental interference on behalf of the PPP in the 1970 elections.
Prima facie, this order is against the spirit of a joint electorate. The order was created in haste and although it patched the problem, it did not solve it. Continue reading »