See the Islamabad Protest That Made Life Come to a Stall [Pictures]

It has been two weeks since the protesters from various religious parties occupied Faizabad interchange. The interchange is the route used by the residents of twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Due to the occupation of Faizabad, the lives of residents have been paralyzed since it blocks the primary path linking both cities.

The issue which has ignited various protests throughout the country is related to the change in the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause in election laws. The original clause was put in its right place after calling the issue “a clerical mistake”.

The only demand of the protesters is the removal of the Law Minister Zahid Hamid and all other people involved in this change in the finality of Prophethood clause which was reverted.

On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had given the protesters notice to vacate the premises but till now no protester has left the area.

The most surprising thing is that there are hardly a few thousand protesters which can be easily controlled by a covert operation but the police have decided not to take any action against the protesters which is shocking.

Here are some pictures of Islamabad during this protest:

Blue Area or Karachi sea port?

 

Similar traffic condition in Rawalpindi.

 

Protesters can be seen resting.

 

A family crossing the road where the road is blocked. Commuting in and out of Islamabad has become difficult.

 

Empty roads.

 

A religious activist reading a newspaper.

 

Motorcyclist finding desi ways to avoid blocked roads.

 

Traffic from IJP road is diverted to 9th Avenue.

 

Protesters chanting their demands.