Country-wide protests today over Trump's Jerusalem move
Religious parties and lawyers' associations are taking out protests across the country today against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.
Pakistan has condemned the US move and urged the United States to revisit its decision as soon as possible in order to avoid the potentially grave repercussions in the region and beyond.
In Karachi, the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen will take out a protest in Nazimabad, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in Banaras, Tanzeem-e-Islami at the Karachi Press Club and the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) at North Nazimabad.
In the federal capital, the JI will take out a protest at Aabpara, the MWM in G-6 and lawyers at the F-8 district courts.
In Rawalpindi, a protest will be taken out at Choor Chowk.
The IJT is expected to take out a protest at the US Consulate, situated near the press club. Moreover, Hafiz Saeed's Jamaatud Dawa will take out a protest at Chauburji while the JI will protest at Masjid-e-Shuhada.
Similarly, lawyers' bodies will take out a protest at GPO Chowk on Mall Road, located next to the Lahore High Court.
In Peshawar, the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an amalgamation of religious parties, will take out a protest outside the Peshawar Press Club while the JI will protest outside the Mahabat Khan Mosque and IJT on Kohat Road.