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  • Islamabad High Court declares Faizabad sit-in ‘a terrorist act’

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday declared the ongoing sit-in at the Faizabad interchange an “anti-state activity” and “an act of terrorism”...

    Another show cause notice was issued to the interior minister for not implementing the court’s orders to clear Faizabad, observing that Ahsan Iqbal had “stopped the [Islamabad] administration from acting upon the order passed by this court...

  • ATC releases 73 protesters arrested from Faizabad sit-in on bail

    Authorities had begun releasing protesters arrested during the operation at Faizabad on Monday, hours after the sit-in was called off by the protest leaders...

    The minister's resignation came in the aftermath of the bot­ched operation against protesters at Faizabad on Saturday and the subsequent 'successful negotiations' with leaders of the demonstration late Sunday night...

  • Protesters pour out onto streets in Sindh towns after police action against Faizabad sit-in

    HYDERABAD: Enraged workers of various religious outfits took to the streets in many Sindh towns, burnt tyres on roads and staged sit-ins outside press clubs in the wake of police action against activists of Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasoolallah to break up their protest sit-in in Islamabad early on Saturday...

    BADIN: Activists of ST, Jamaat Qadriyya Mehm­oodiyya Qadriyya, Anjuman Sallu Allaihi Habib, Anju­man Aashiqan-i-Mustafa, Anjuman...

  • Another day, another clash at Faizabad

    ISLAMABAD: Over a dozen people, including police and Frontier Constabulary personnel, were injured when clashes erupted between protesters and security personnel near Faizabad after a constable was reportedly picked up and manhandled...

    Over a dozen injured as police, FC try to rescue ‘abducted’ constableThe situation in and around Faizabad became very tense as a result of the confrontation and a number of demonstrators climbed on top...

  • Faizabad ‘tent city’ residents raid nearby trees for firewood

    RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Protesters who are staging a sit-in on Faizabad Interchange have been chopping trees in the vicinity to use for firewood as the mercury has dropped...

    Protesting group has not approached IHC, claims clericThe organizers of the protest have also managed to turn the Faizabad Flyover into a tent city, erecting canopies, placing tables and chairs and other catering equipment wrapped in colourful covers despite the...

  • IHC directs religious group to end Faizabad blockade

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah to call off its sit-in at Faizabad...

    The religious group has been staging a protest at the busy Faizabad Interchange between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and has blocked all connected arteries...

  • Photojournalists attacked by Faizabad protesters

    ISLAMABAD: Protesters at the Faizabad sit-in beat up two photojournalists and tried to snatch their cameras on Wednesday while they were trying to capture images of an attack on police...

    Muhammad Asim of White Star / Dawn and Jehangir Chaudhary of Daily Jang went through the horrifying experience after a group of protesters, armed with sticks and iron rods, tried to encircle some 20 policemen on a service road heading from the I-8...

  • Country's decisions will be taken on streets if situation not resolved: SC on Faizabad sit-in

    The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction at the reports submitted by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with regards to the Faizabad sit-in in Islamabad, which is now in its third week...

    The protesters had occupied the Faizabad Bridge which connects Rawalpindi and Islamabad through the Islamabad Expressway and Murree Road, both of which are the busiest roads in the twin cities... ...

  • Capital authorities step up efforts, devise strategy to disperse Faizabad protesters

    The administrative authorities of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Thursday reportedly convened a high-level meeting, chaired by Islamabad Chief Commissioner Zulfiqar Haider, to devise a strategy to disperse Faizabad protesters, DawnNews reported...

    According to sources, the authorities agreed on blocking the roads leading to Faizabad in order to discourage more people from joining the sit-in...

  • Who is backing Faizabad sit-in, asks SC judge

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court hearing a case on disturbance of public life due to the ongoing sit-in at the Faizabad interchange regretted on Thursday that the life of believers in a Muslim country was being made difficult, and wondered how a situation like this would help glorify Islam...

    Islamabad Advocate General Mian Rauf, meanwhile, told the court that the capital administration had registered 18 cases against the protesters and...

  • Contempt of court notice issued to Ahsan Iqbal for inaction over Faizabad sit-in

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a show-cause notice for contempt of court to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal over his failure to take steps ordered by the court to end the sit-in that has created a logistical mess in the capital for the past 17 days...

    Read: Islamabad sit-in has cost police Rs120m so farThe court issued the notice while hearing two applications filed by residents about the disturbances caused by the protracted...

  • Ahsan Iqbal hopes Faizabad sit-in will soon end peacefully

    Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has expressed hope that the face-off between religious activists and security personnel at Faizabad Interchange will end within a day...

    While talking to media persons on Saturday night, Iqbal also requested the Islamabad High Court to allow the government some time in order to resolve the matter peacefully through dialogue...

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