|Policemen watch the activists of the religious group at a blocked street during a week-long protest in Islamabad on November 17, 2017. AFP/Aamir Qureshi|
Lives come to a standstill
Acting upon the court-set deadline, the district administration had set a 10 PM target on Friday for protesters to end the sit-in, which, as it turns out, was ignored.
Justice Siddiqui maintained that the administration failed to play its due role in resolving the crisis and merely watched the spectacle unfold as a ‘cricket spectator’.
No need to protest after Khatam-e-Nabuwat clause restoredInterior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that there is no need to continue the protest as clause pertaining to Khatam-e-Nabuwat (Finality of Prophethood) has been restored to its original form.
"The protesters no longer need to protest as we have given them a bigger law than they asked for", he remarked, adding "the issue has been resolved".