ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday turned down a writ petition challenging the federal cabinet's decision of not including Ahmadis as non-Muslims in the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the case and rejected the same by terming it non-maintainable.

The petitioner requested the court that the decision of not including Ahmadis in the NCM be set aside and directions issued for inclusion of Ahmadis as non-Muslims in the NCM.

Shohada Foundation of Pakistan through advocate Tariq Asad had filed the petition.

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