islamabad - All the main entry points leading to the Red Zone Islamabad were sealed on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of the participants of Khatam-e-Nabuwat long march in the city.

A heavy contingent of police was deployed at all the points of the heavily-guarded Red Zone and the shipping containers were placed to block possible entry of the participants into the area housing important installations.

Though according to the reports, the number of the marchers was in hundreds but the police and other law-enforcing agencies were ready to tackle any untoward situation.

The Constitution Avenue could be approached only through Margalla Road as all other options were closed by the police.

Similarly, Kashmir Highway and Jinnah Avenue were also blocked.

The prominent among the leaders who marched towards Islamabad included Dr Muhammad Asif Ashraf Jalali, Allama Muhammad Shadab Raza Qadri, Pir Syed Naveed ul Hassan Mashhadi, Allama Aminullah Sialvi, Ghazi Saqib Shakeel Jalali, Mufti Abdul Aleem, Allama Abdur Rasheed Owaisi, Syed Khurram Rizvi, Moulana Usman Gillani, Moulana Zulfiqar Naqshbandi and Moulana Sabir Naqshbandi.

Participants demand from the government to implement punishment of Asia Bibi, a convict in blasphemy, dismissal of law minister from his post and dismissal of the government as it is involved in a failed attempt for the abolishment of the clause of Khatam-e-Nabuwat.

They also dub friends of Ahmadis and America as hypocrites and traitors.

They also demanded that Rana Sanaullah who gave a statement in favour of Ahmadis is against the constitution and FIR should be registered against him under this act.

They said that if their demands will not be fulfilled they will cordon off the National Assembly on Thursday (today).

The commuters faced inconvenience due to long queues of vehicles at the GT Road.

A clash between police and the rally participants is expected if the participants tried to approach the Red Zone.

According to the sources in the city administration, the participants were offered to hold a rally at the Parade Ground without disturbing the peace of the capital city.