LAHORE: The followers of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), staging a protest sit-in against yesterday’s killing of Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muavia, blocked Faizabad Interchnge causing a blockage at Islamabad Highway on Saturday.
It should be mentioned here that Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) announced countrywide protest against the killing of Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muavia, who was assassinated in Lahore, as the deceased will be laid to rest today.
The enraged protesters blocked Expressway, Murree Road and Kashmir Highway. The commuters travelling between Islamabad and Rawalpindi are facing difficulties owing to the blockade of the road, as vehicles are lined up in long queues on all the links roads.
Condemning the assassination of Maulana Shams, the demonstrators demanded the early arrest of the killers.
Rallying yesterday to protest the killing of ASWJ Punjab President, the party announced to stage a sit-in at Islamabad Highway at Faizabad today.
According to police, some armed motorcyclists killed ASWJ Punjab leader late Friday and sprayed bullets, leaving him critically wounded. Maulana was taken to the nearby hospital, where he could not survive because of the excessive bleeding.