Residents of twin cities tired of recurrent sit-ins, roadblocks

The locals have been witnessing repeated events of protests and rallies of political and religious parties


Shahzad Anwar November 10, 2017
The locals have been witnessing repeated events of protests and rallies of political and religious parties. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The residents of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have gotten tired of recurrent roadblocks and traffic jams due to protest and sits in by political and religious parties for one or the other reason.

Since last few years, the residents have been witnessing repeated events of protests and rallies of political and religious parties, either leading or unpopular fringe groups.

In all cases majority of the participants of these protests had come from other parts of the country.

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has taught Muslims not to block passage or cause encumbrance to people.

“It is extremely unfortunate that all segments of the society, including business community, common people, schoolchildren, are facing the brunt of the situation,” Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Zahid Latif said. He demanded of the government to restore the normal life in twin cities.

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Amir Waheed said the people and business community were very perturbed by on-going situation in the twin cities.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017.

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