LAHORE - Normalcy returned to Youhanabad after violent protests triggered by twin blasts outside churches, however businessmen Wednesday still preferred keeping shutters down in the largest Christian dwelling.

Law enforcement agencies opened all the routes to Youhanabad and carried out flag march to encourage people to start normal routine work. Police, however, continued to check on all the people going to and coming from Youhanabad. Nobody except the residents or their relatives was allowed to enter Youhanabad.

Fear of more violent protests stopped business community from opening shops at Youhanabad. Even the residents avoided unnecessarily coming out, decreasing rush on otherwise hustling and bustling roads and streets in congested Youhanabad.

Fifteen people lost their lives and 78 injured following twin blasts outside churches on Sunday. Another two succumbed to injuries at Lahore General Hospital on the following days. At present, 16 injured are under treatment at LGH while the remaining ones have been discharged after complete recovery.