In the wake of Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s Khatam-e-Nabuwat rally reaching Islamabad earlier today, citizens are having a hard time finding their way to their preferred destinations.
Major roads of Islamabad including Agha Shahi Avenue (Stadium Road to Zero Point), Murree Road etc. have been choked and the situation regarding traffic is worsening with every passing second.
The traffic at the twin cities has been badly affected by the rally, and residents of both Islamabad and Rawalpindi have poured out their anger over the social media.
The Capital City Police force outlined a comprehensive traffic plan regarding the rally, mentioning the choke points and affected areas for commuters.
The situation is pretty evident when you look at Google Maps, which is basically a network of red lines showing the traffic congestion on most major roads.
— Islamabad Scene (@IslamabadScene) November 8, 2017
A lot of people suffered due to the rally, and their reactions over social media shed more light on the atrocious traffic that was witnessed today by thousands of commuters in the twin cities:
— $#@#!|) (@guessminame) November 8, 2017
Even Kashmir Highway is blocked badly.
Avoid Kashmir Highway if you can. Traffic absolutely choked. #Islamabad
— Sehar Tariq (@sehartariq) November 8, 2017
The blame game has already begun.
— Hammad H (@HammadHusain1) November 8, 2017
Islamabad Expressway is also severely affected.
And IJP Road too.
#Islamabad heavy traffic jam or ijp road too
— Anas ツ (@anas_t494) November 8, 2017
The blockage has sparked outrage among the university students.
So if all the roads of Islamabad are blocked now due to a rally, that means I am stuck in my univ. Dont know if I feel good or bad about it😬
— Marium Asad Bale (@Momorata_) November 8, 2017
And we’ve heard that the rally is a small one, right?
— Sparkle (@anihRx) October 26, 2017
Everyone’s wondering about the role of the traffic police.
— ChuChu 🐥 (@_iamChuChu) November 8, 2017
Let’s hope that the congestion clears out soon and that citizens can reach their homes without any inconvenience at the end of the day.