Leader of Difa-e-Pakistan Hamid Gul and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed—AFP

Leader of Difa-e-Pakistan Hamid Gul and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed—AFP

Leader of Difa-e-Pakistan Hamid Gul and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed—AFP

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.