ISLAMABAD:People of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have started coming back to their normal routine despite the ongoing sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab marchers.
The Azadi and Inqalab march started from the Independence Day and disrupted the daily routine of people belonging from all walks of life as they were unable to reach their offices or work places and concentrate on their work.
The prolonged sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab marchers in capital, which is continued till today (Tuesday), has badly affected the daily life of students, patients, labourers, business community and others, inflicting huge loss to them.
Asim Raza, working at a private firm said “I am back to work from Monday this week despite few hurdles on the roads and traffic jams as it is not affordable to avail weeks long holidays in private organizations.”
“The Azadi and Inqalab march has only affected the common people who are already suffering due to the prevailing price hike situation, loadshedding and other issues”, he said.
Business and academic activities have started opening in different areas of the twin cities, reviving the routine hustle and bustle of the cities while the educational institutions would open from August 25 (Monday).
Shagufta Mahmood, a mother of three children said “Both these marches have badly affected the academic routine of my children like all other students and ultimately they would not be able to cover their syllabus in time”.
The authorities concerned must arrange extra classes for the students to help them cover their syllabus so that they could get good grades in the final exams, she opined.
Jawad, a musician said “sit-in of marchers in capital has totally suspended cultural and musical activities in the twin cities for the last two weeks and it is difficult for my family to run household affairs without any other source of earning”.
“Whenever, there is political rift in the country, artist community suffers the most as musical and cultural activities are only arranged in normal situations”, he said.
Saeeda Kiran, a government employee said, “It is difficult to concentrate on official work when uncertainty and sense of insecurity prevails”.
She said, “I hope that the situation would get normal soon and the issues will be settled amicably”.