Rawalpindi - The capital administration on Thursday has blocked the China Chowk by placing containers in order to stop the rally of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (SAW), taken out by the Sunni Tehrik in protest against the suspected changes made to the Khatam-e-Nabuwat declaration for electoral candidates.

A heavy contingent of Islamabad police along with the Punjab police and Frontier Constabulary has also been deployed at China Chowk and on other roads leading to the Red Zone to tackle any untoward incident.  Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capt (Retd) Mushtaq Ahmed and SSP (Operations) Sajid Kiyani also reached China Chowk to review the security arrangements.

However, the protestors of rally pledged to reach the Red Zone to record their protest against the attempt to abolish Khatam-e-Nabuwat declaration for the politicians who want to contest elections.

According to details, the capital administration, following the directions of DC, has placed containers at China Chowk to stop the protestors of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (SAW) rally from entering the Red Zone.

The administration reportedly asked the protestors to refrain from breaching the barricades and register their protest at China Chowk.

A massive gridlock could be witnessed on all the linking roads that posed hardships for commuters.

Earlier, Dr Muhammad Asif Ashraf Jalali, while addressing the protestors at Zero Point, said the protestors are moving towards the Red Zone to achieve the goal which is simple to bar the government from abolishing the Khatam-e-Nabuwat declaration.

He said that some government ministers including Khawaja Saad Raffique, Talal Chaudhry and Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry held talks with the leadership of Sunni Tehrik during which the leaders presented their six demands to the ministers. ”We will not leave Islamabad until our demands are met,” said Dr Asif.

He said Sunni Tehrik is not using the religion card rather acting upon the teachings of Islam. He warned the Interior Minister to avoid issuing such statements that hurt the sentiments of Muslims. Meanwhile, the law enforcement agencies have held a suspected armed man from Faizabad, the proposed route of rally. The suspect was moved to undisclosed location for further investigation.

City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, similarly, hailed the services of divisional SPs Syed Ali, Behram Khan and Iftikhar ul Haq for evolving comprehending security plan for guarding the participants of the rally.