IHC Orders End to Protests in Islamabad, Crackdown Expected Today

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered on Thursday the religious parties to end their sit-in at Faizabad Interchange of the capital.

Two major religious parties had blocked major routes between Islamabad and Rawalpindi for last 10 ten days in protest against the government’s change, and then reversal, of the finality of Prophethood oath for lawmakers.

Hearing the petition filed by Maulana Allah Wasaya against the amendments to the clauses related to the finality of Prophethood in the Elections Act, 2017, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked that the petition will be taken up on the condition of ending the sit-in.

He directed the petitioner’s counsel to abide by the law and end the sit-in so that the public’s miseries can end. The judge observed further that the young, elderly, employees, and students are being adversely affected due to the protest.

The petitioner’s counsel wants the government to make public the report of the inquiry committee headed by Senator Raja Zafarul Haq.

During the hearing, the judge also observed that if a good deed is carried out wrongly, then it becomes a wrong act.

He also ordered the petitioner’s counsel to apologize for the scandalous remarks reportedly ushered against the chief justice of Pakistan at the protest.

The hearing was then adjourned until November 29.

Crackdown against Protesters Expected Today

As the mobile coverage surrounding the Faizabad Interchange has just been blocked, the roads and streets leading to the area are blocked by heavy containers. With massive deployment of law enforcement agencies, crackdown on the sit-in is likely today.

Talal Chaudhary, State Minister for Interior, had confirmed yesterday that an action is likely within the next 24 hours if religious parties don’t back off from the sit-in that’s blocking the commute of several million people in the twin cities.

Religious parties, for their part, are asking the government to name the person who had proposed the changes in oath related to the finality of Prophethood in the Elections Act, 2017.

In case of a crackdown, however, a severe backlash is expected.


  • Saad Zaidi

    It will be good if Court takes actions against mindless religious bigots…

  • Hangama Hoga Agar Armed Forces Ne Hath Lagaya to : Kal He Tamam Ullama Ne Elan Kar Diya hai Agar Hataya Gaya to Soch Se Bhi Zaida Bura Haal Hoga : Phir Islamabad Main
    Dekh Lena : Ye Mulk Ka Nahi Deen Ka Mamla Hai
    Pehle Islam Phir Jaan O Maal :

    • Ahsan Mubashir

      ye log kahan sa likhwa k aaye hain k ye log deen k thekaydaar hain

      • ULLAMA Ka Kaam Hota hai Deen Ko BACHANA :
        Government Ne to QADYANI:: Ko Allow KAR Diya tha
        Apne Awaz Uthai Ya Ullama Ne Uthai ?
        Kal Ko Government MUTTA: Bhi Jaiz Kar De Phir to ISLAM Ka Naam Baki He Nahi Rahega :
        Pakistan ISLAM Ka QILA Hai Aur Rahega : INSHAH ALLAH :
        Kuch Cheezho K Liye Kuch Ki Qurbani Deni Pharti hai :
        I Know Log Parehsan Hai Waha K (But Kuch Din Ki Pareshani hai) Agar Aj Awaaz DAB Gayi to Puri Nasal Barbaad Ho Jayegi :
        Aur Apko ISKA Andaza Agle Chand Salo Main Pata Chalta

        • Muhammad Usama Hasan Janjua

          I totally agree with u Abdul Wahab. Kia zabardast bat ki hai ap ne. M khd is area main rehta hu or bht zada msla hai yaha but deen pehle hai yr sb say, yeh sirf molvioun ka msla ni hm sb ka msla hai. Allah hm sbko sedhe or haq bat pay chalne ki tofeeq ata farmae. Ameen

        • Iqbal

          اگر پاکستان اسلام کا قلعہ ہوتا تو یہاں گندگی اور ملاوٹ شدہ اشیاء کا نام و نشان بھی نہ ہوتا

          • Janab : DEEN Main Darhi (Beard) Hai Darhi(Beard) Main Dee Nahi :
            Is Ka Matlab Howa : Her Daarhi Rakhne Wala Banda Musalman Nahi Hota Theek Usi Tarha Pakistan Main Milawat Karne Wale Ka Zameer Mar CHUKA Hai :
            Log BURE Hote hai Mazhab Nahi

        • Mujtaba Malani

          Totally Agree with this Guy..
          Well done.

      • TechTnT

        Thekaydar nahi Choki daar.

        Try to understand the Cause they are protesting don’t show your hate.

        If you beleive in Islam then aap ka b masla hai. if not they we can only pray for you.

        Btw aap tak deen FaceBook say pooncha ho gai tha’t why you have raised an ignorant statement.

        Waisy aap kay nazdeek kon thekedaar hai ya kon nahi.

  • Muhammad Sami

    That`s a bad thing if people say that the mistake has been resolved now whats the point of taking the capital city captive? This is the make or break situation for all the Muslims. Liberalism that abuse the religion keepers is not acceptable.

    • It’s a Mind Game K Mian Sahab Se Mind Hata K Kahi Aur Laya Jaye :
      Ye to Unko Bhi Pata tha K Hungama Hoga then Wapis Le Lenge :
      But TOTALLY Irresponsibility Banti ahi Ministry of LAW Ki :
      Usko Bill PAISH Ya Approve Karne Se Pehly Seat Chor Dena Chahya tha
      Kal Ko ZINA:MUTTA: Bhi Halaal Qarar De De & Kuch Din Bad Wapis Le Le to Lag Gai Mulk Ki Phir :
      Ye to Wahi Bat Howi Qatal Karo Maafi Mango Then Maaf Karo Bus

  • Haissam

    Perfect!! These culprits should be behind the bars. And their “Langra” leader should be hanged.. #Blackmailers

    • Kam Az Kam (Respect Kar Dete) Wo Na Chalne K Bad Bhi 10 Din Se Non Stop ISLAM K Liye BAITHE Hai Baarish Mai Bhi :
      Na K Roti Kapra Maakan K Liye :
      imran Khan Ne 126 Din ISLMABAD Main DHARNA Diya Aur Mulk Ko Arbo Ka Chona Lagaya tab HANG ON IMRAN Yaad Nahi Aya :
      At the End : If you believe in Islam then aap ka b masla hai. if not they we can only pray for you.

  • Abdul Haseeb

    Islam aman ka dars deta hai magar begherti ka dars nhi deta.. Musalmano samjny ki koshish kero ye masla khatm-e naboat (aap per drood) ka hai…. Aj Khatme-e nabowat ki shik khatam ker di kal is b ziada kuch ker sakty hai…

    • G (Jan Jaye Maal Jaye) Par ISLAM Na Jaye :
      IMAM HUSSAIN Ne Bhi Yahi Sabaq Diya Pura Ghar Aur Khud Ko ISLAM Ki Khatir Qurban Kar Diya Par ISLAM Ko Bachaya Aur Pehlaya :

      • Ahsan Shahid

        Bilkul sahi abdul wahab bhai

  • Ahsan Shahid

    Sedha sedha aik he mutalba ha k jis ny yeh kam krny ki kosish ki thi usy saza di jae. Lakin yeh qadiyanion ky hamati usy bachany ki kosish kr rhy hain.

    • That’s It : Aur Pakistani Awam Na Jane Kiya Samjh Li Hai Jo Is AHTEJAJ K Khailaf Baten Kar Rahy hai :
      Mujhy to Yahi Soch K Dar Lagta hai Kal QAYAMAT Main Jab ALLAH Phocega Tab Mukhalifeen Kiya Jawab Denge :
      ALLAH Aqal De Aisy Logo Ko (ISLAM Pehly Aya Bad Main Pakistan Aya)

  • asher

    Well, Justice Shaukat comments on Dharna of religious parties but no instructions to Govt., i think he must asked the Govt to provide the committee report to get the facts and decision finalize on it’s basis.
    Culprit must hang to death, as it’s a religious matter, Justice must see upon the consequences in case of clash btw sit-in protesters and govt/KPK Police/FC/Rangers.

  • Muhammad Sami

    All the people that are against this protest, just tell me one thing. What if there is an official statement that says that “Mr. Jinnah was not the ultimate leader of Independence Movement of Pakistan”. What will be your reaction after reading this statement?? You will be exhausted and will definitely hate the person who let this statement be passed. Now map this condition to the current scenario. Is it wrong to ask the culprits who did this nonsense Although it has been replaced but is this the standard of the official works that they don`t even know the consequences of the actions. I know people are facing difficulties because of this blockage but The demands of the protesters are totally genuine and govt should take actions against the culprits.

    • Agreed (Saza Do) Qanoon Se Aur ISLAM Se Khailne Wale Ko :