Charing cross closed for second day
The Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, Thursday (today), continued to protest outside the Punjab Assembly for the second day hampering traffic and creating nuisance for the commuters.
The protesters staged a sit in demanding an early assassination of Aasia Bibi in front of Punjab Provincial Assembly yesterday (Wednesday).
They party, however, vowed to continue to protest until the fulfillment of their demand.
The charged protesters blocked the Mall Road at Charing Cross and caused a gridlock all over the city.
Commuters in Lahore faced immense hardship as road leading to Punjab assembly have been blocked i.e. from the Avari hotel to the Punjab Assembly and the Queens Road from Civil lines police station to the Charing cross.
The protesters are checking all the passerby’s before allowing entry into the cordoned-off area.
Resultantly, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed the Lahore District Coordination officer (DCO) on charges of contempt of court for allowing parties to demonstrate on Mall Road.
The DCO would be held accountable for not complying with court order passed in 2011 that imposed permanent ban on protests at Mall Road.
Earlier, hundreds of protestors led by different religious parties belonging to the Barelvi school of thought gathered at Charing Cross under the leadership of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi on Wednesday evening.
The protestors reached the venue in form of a rally that started from Data Darbar after the Zuhr prayer.
The protestors were carrying banners, flags and were chanting slogans against the government, alleging that the government had adopted an anti-Islamic agenda and it would not be acceptable under any circumstances.