ISLAMABAD: In a tragic incident, an eight-month-old child died on his way to the hospital after being stuck in traffic due to a rally by a religious group in Islamabad.
Police have registered an ‘unintentional murder’ case against Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a Lahore based firebrand cleric who is leading a rally to the capital on the issue of Khatm-e-Nabuwat, or belief in the finality of the Prophethood.
The cleric’s main demand is that the government identify and punish those responsible for the recent controversy surrounding change of Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause in election laws.
Faizabad intersection, which is the main gateway between Islamabad and Rawalpindi, has been closed since Wednesday afternoon owing to the rally.
Hassan Bilal was being taken by his parents from Jinnah Gardens to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Wednesday evening when the family got stuck in traffic.