Numerous protests headed by various religious parties erupted across major cities of Pakistan have been happening this past weekend. The most prominent one was in Faizabad wherein protesters that identified themselves as part of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah had been staging a sit-in aka dharna for the past three weeks.
Several people were injured with a few losing their lives amidst all the clashes upon the Government’s efforts to end the dharna forcibly
— HRNW news agency (@hrnwpke) November 25, 2017
It is being said that six people were killed during the protests with around 200 getting injured.
PEMRA had also decided to block all private news channels and social media websites
MEDIA COVERAGE OF SIT-IN AT FAIZ-E-ABAD, ISLAMABAD pic.twitter.com/YqEGTWpFIR
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) November 25, 2017
And it was VPN to the rescue, for everyone
The protests were called off today after Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigned
The protesters thanked the army for brokering a truce agreement.
Here's a headline for the army fanboys right now
'Terrorists Thank Pakistani Armed Forces For Aiding Them In Spreading Hate And Violence' pic.twitter.com/OCzk7UcsaZ
— Bissmah Mehmud (@bissmahmehmud) November 27, 2017
Chief Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was not happy with the involvement of the army, apparently
According to news reports, Justice Shaukat grilled Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal over the army’s role in all of this. ‘In what capacity, the Army Chief assumed the role of guarantor in the agreement,’ Justice Siddiqui had inquired.
After all that has happened in the past few days, the people of Pakistan are divided over what has taken place.
Some lauded the Chief Justice’s sentiments over the matter.
Bloody hell, Justice Shaukat Siddiqui ke ander meri rooh kaisay aa gai ??
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) November 27, 2017
So Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC has broken all taboos today. May Allah bless and protect him and his family now.
Respected judges should try to understand all other conspiracies of this year & master minds behind them.
— Ahmad Noorani (@Ahmad_Noorani) November 27, 2017
Sanity prevails. Thank u Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ???
— Sana Bucha (@sanabucha) November 27, 2017
Justice Shaukat finally giving this country a much needed reality-check. Two PMs and still the state remains ungoverned; one of the strongest armies in the world and still a person like Khadim Rizvi can create such hysteria bringing State to its knees. Deplorable.#FaizabadDharna
— Bushra Azhar (@BushraaAzhar) November 27, 2017
"Sit in has been facilitated to put country in Crisis situation"
Meaningful line by #JusticeShaukat Aziz Siddiqui in Dharna case written order.
Judge sb who has facilitated them????@HasanBucha @Razarumi pic.twitter.com/DSSPATQRoL
— Syed S Khuram ✍️ (@Alluring_Will) November 27, 2017
Bravo Justice Shaukat Aziz Saddiqui:
He has taken Govt, Dharna Protesters and Army Major General to the cleaners. #ThankyouJstShaukatSiddiqui
— Taimur Ali K Mohmand (@iamTribalKhan) November 27, 2017
Meanwhile there were those that didn’t necessarily agree with Justice Siddiqui’s approach
I dont get Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui's sudden outburst against Pak Army. Wasn't it Ahsan Iqbal and the Govt who asked the Army to help them clear the mess they have created? … Or is it Plan B, after the failure of Plan A, the Dharna? #IDontGetIt #DirtyPolitics
— SabahatMS (@SabahatMS) November 27, 2017
Remarks of Justice shaukat Siduqi of #Islamabad #highcourt R open charge sheet against #COAS & #Pakistan #ARMY, it is heard that army is preparing a reply expected to be released by evening to judiciary, after #FaizabadDharna IHC remarks r unfortunate for stability of country
— Mateen Haider (@haider_mateen) November 27, 2017
Justice Shaukat aziz Siddique is behaving like the kid who emerges with his water pistol after watching a movie and tries to imitate the hero. Justice Sahib , the movie is over , drop your gun and don't try to breed another crisis in efforts to save your face,
— Jasmine Afridi (@JassieAfriday) November 27, 2017
With many calling out his own past record
The same judge, Justice Shaukat Siddiqui gave an embarrassingly detailed judgement on blasphemy a few months back, which read more like a Friday sermon.
— Umer Ali (@IamUmer1) November 27, 2017
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui; another Justice Iftikhar Chowdhery in making…
— AK-47™© (@AK_Forty7) November 27, 2017
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