I live in Rawalpindi and witness Jamhooriyat today while going to #AzadiSquare for #GoNawazGoDay.
As you've seen in the news regarding Faizabad where police vs crowd happened and after that they did let some people go towards ISB.
But, I was coming from airport road, at Karal chowk, there was a huge blockade due to containers and hundreds of cars were stuck there. I did manage to reverse my car and then go from the wrong way with a few other cars. Got through the chowk in 30 minutes or so - super blocked from all sides - ISB Traffic police was nowhere to be found.
After clearing most of the Islamabad Expressway easily, I was stuck for nearly 2 hours(!) near Faizabad. LOTS of huge trucks and the road badly jammed. Most people turned off their car engines as well at few points. We could see a few cars going on the wrong side towards ISB but we couldn't move an inch and there was no way we could reverse and seperate a complete lane at once.
After a lot of stop and go, I finally cleared the Faizabad Exit and went straight towards D-Chowk.
At D chowk there were a lot of Punjab police "jawans" and they were not letting traffic pass through China chowk, I almost had to park my car near HBL Melody and walk back (with 2 kids) towards the dharna.
So that was a first hand experience for anyone from Rawalpindi trying to reach D Chowk for #GoNawazGo day today.