Govt braces for protests, takes strict safety measures in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore

Govt braces for protests, takes strict safety measures in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore

Opposition events and a banned outfit to stage separate protests in lots of elements of the cities as we speak

Web Desk

October 22, 2021

The authorities has blocked roads in Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi and brought extra measures to brace for separate protests by a banned outfit and Opposition events as we speak (Friday). 

A day earlier, the Ministry of Interior had written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to droop web providers in varied areas of Lahore attributable to a banned outfit’s protest.

The provincial authorities subsequently suspended web providers round Multan Road, Grand Battery Stop, Iqbal Town, Nawankot, Samanabad and Sabzazar areas of Lahore.

Containers have additionally been positioned at varied factors in Lahore, such because the Samanabad flip at Multan Road and on the Grid Station Stop. Containers have additionally been positioned on the Dubai Chowk in Iqbal Town’s Boulevard space to thwart protesters’ makes an attempt at assembling.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Traffic Police have additionally issued a site visitors plan (learn beneath) as the town braces to cope with protests as we speak.

Metro Bus service suspended in Rawalpindi

Stringent safety measures have been taken in Rawalpindi, the place authorities have suspended the Metro Bus service and blocked its surrounding roads.

Authorities have additionally blocked a number of roads within the metropolis’s internal areas. Containers have been positioned on the Sixth Road resulting in the Faizabad space whereas the Faizabad Ojri Camp highway has additionally been sealed off.

The metropolis’s administration has mentioned that the Metro Bus will solely function from the IJP Road Stop to the Pakistan Secretariat whereas it would stay suspended from Saddar to Faizabad. 

Islamabad Traffic Police releases site visitors plan forward of protest

The Islamabad administration has beefed up safety measures to cope with the banned outfit’s meant lengthy march to the town. The metropolis’s site visitors police have referred to as on residents to make use of the ninth Avenue and for many who need to traveI to Rawalpindi from Faizabad, to make use of the IJP Road.

“Faizul Islam Stop, Murree Road have been closed for traffic,” mentioned an ICT spokesperson. “Those who intend to travel from Islamabad to the Murree Road should instead take the Islamabad Highway.”

The Jinnah Avenue highway from Express Chowk to D-Chowk has been sealed, mentioned the spokesperson, including that residents ought to use NADRA Chowk and Ayub Chowk to enter and exit the town’s Red Zone space. 

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