Human rights activists, political parties and religious groups called for countrywide sits-in and protests. In Karachi, sits-in were organized in over 20 different areas including Landhi, Korangi, National Highway, Jinnah airport’s Star Gate, University Road, Abdul Hassan Isphani Road, Ayesha Manzil, Rizvia Society, Teen Talwar, Ancholi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Orangi Town, Kharadar, Safora Chowrangi, Pehlwan Goth and Hyderi, among other areas.
After the announcement made on Tuesday night, the protests in Lahore areas of Thokar Niaz Baig, Imamia Colony, Airport Road, Ferozpur Road and other areas were also called off. Similar pattern was also noticed in Karachi and other major cities. The protests in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi also came to an end.
“We are going to end our sit-in and protest and ask the protesters across the country to end their sit-in and disperse peacefully,” Allama Shaheedi said. “We have formed a three-member committee to monitor the fulfillment of the federal and the provincial governments about the army operation and we will launch sit-ins and protest again if another act of terrorism takes place again.”