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SC orders inclusion of ‘Sikhism’ in census form

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered for proper representation of Sikhs in the in census form.

According to a report in the local media, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) heard a case relating to the matter and ordered the inclusion of a column of “Sikhism” in the population census form.

The additional attorney general, during the hearing, informed the court that the overall record of “Sikhs” has been summoned from National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) and will be included in column six of the census form which includes a section depicting the citizens’ religion.

Chief Justice Nisar remarked that it is utmost necessary for Sikhs to be represented in the census form when the next population census takes place.

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