ISLAMABAD - The employees of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) including doctors took out an Azmat-e-Rasool Rally against the anti-Islam US movie demanding an end to hurting Muslims’ sentiments in the name of freedom of expression.

Hundreds of employees including consultants, doctors, paramedics, nurses and administrative staff converged at the hospital and marched towards Shahara-e-Dastoor. The Young Doctors’ Associations had given the call of the rally that culminated in front of the Pak Saudi Tower, Blue Area, peacefully.

The protesters raised slogans against USA and burnt effigy of Sam Basile, the filmmaker, and American flag. They demanded of the US government to ban the blasphemous movie and register a case against the filmmaker or else he will be killed by any Muslim in the world.

President YDA Dr. Asfandyar, while addressing the protesters, said there should be an internationally accepted anti-blasphemy law so that anybody who commits blasphemy against the Holy Prophet should be accused and punished.

The protesters said that they wanted to march towards the National Press Club to register their anger and protest but the Islamabad Police did not allow them saying that their protest will cause trouble in smooth traffic flow that was already disrupted due to other protests near the Convention Center.

Meanwhile, the students of Islamabad Model College for Boys (Postgraduate) H-8 also staged a protest demonstration in front of their college to condemn the blasphemous movie. 

According to information, the students of BA, BSc, I.Com, and B.Com gathered on the main road in front of the college and raised slogans against US that caused blockage of the road.

Though, the protest remained peaceful but the students chanted ‘Death to America’ and demanded strict action against the filmmakers.

The protesters said they will continue their protest and participate in the mass demonstrations going to be held Friday (today) after Juma prayers organized by all the parties.