Authorities have halted Metro Bus service in Rawalpindi and barricaded roads in Islamabad and Lahore as the government prepared for rallies in the aforementioned cities organised independently by a banned group.
The Ministry of Interior had written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) the day before, requesting that internet services be suspended in several locations of Lahore owing to a protest by a banned outfit.
Following that, the provincial government halted internet services in the Multan Road, Grand Battery Stop, Iqbal Town, Nawankot, Samanabad, and Sabzazar regions of Lahore.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad Traffic Police have released a traffic plan as the city prepares for today’s protests.
The Islamabad administration has increased security measures and it seems they are prepared for the outlawed outfit’s planned lengthy march into the capital. The city’s traffic police have advised residents to use 9th Avenue and those travelling to Rawalpindi from Faizabad to utilise the IJP Road.
“The Faizul Islam Stop on Murree Road has been blocked for traffic,” an ICT official stated. “Those planning to drive from Islamabad to the Murree Road should take the Islamabad Highway instead.”
According to the spokesman, the Jinnah Avenue route from Express Chowk to D-Chowk has been blocked, and people should utilise NADRA Chowk and Ayub Chowk to access and depart the city’s Red Zone region.