Lahore, 13th April: Protests and sit-ins by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP), which started yesterday after their chief was taken into custody by the police have started to disband.
According to Baaghi TV’s report, after the protests by the TLP workers on Monday, traffic was severely disrupted leaving thousands of people stranded for hours. But according to the latest updates the traffic blockade has now started to wrap up.
The protests, however, are expected to continue for a second day but they will be limited to specific areas of the major cities.
The latest updates from the traffic police of three major cities are as follow:
According to Karachi’s traffic police, four areas are closed for traffic on Tuesday. Roads are closed in Orangi Town No. 5, Baldia No 4, Stargate and Korangi No 2.
Meanwhile, the protest has ended near Tower Chowk, Jinnah Bridge and Hassan Square.
Karachi Traffic Police issued the latest update an hour ago on their Twitter handle.
Hub River Road & Northern Bypass is closed for traffic at Baldia No 4 due to Protest of a Religious Party.
Use alternate roads.
Please drive carefully.
For Further updates tune into SPFM 88.6
For any inconvenience please call 1915 (021-99216356-58)
— Karachi Traffic Police (@KtrafficpoliceE) April 13, 2021
After Monday’s protest, Murree Road in Rawalpindi has not been opened yet for the flow of traffic.
The latest update issued by the Islamabad traffic police at 1 pm on their Twitter account is as follow:
— SSP Traffic Islamabad (@SSPITP) April 13, 2021
Severe protests are being held in Lahore, where the local traffic police had requested the citizens to avoid unnecessary travel as of 9:30 am.
The latest alert issued by Lahore Traffic Police on their Twitter is:
ٹریفک الرٹ!#PSCA #PPIC3 #PunjabSafeCitiesAuthority #Lahore #CityTrafficPolice #TrafficCongestion #TrafficSituation #Lahoretraffic #protest #pakistan #Traffic #PunjabPolice #LahorePolice #trafficupdate pic.twitter.com/Hwl13Fy8Qa
— PSCA (@PSCAsafecities) April 13, 2021
In Punjab, the situation is being kept under control with the help of paramilitary forces.
In Lahore, the traffic has been closed at Bhatta Chowk and the Shanghai flyover, Chohang and Multan Road.
Police fired tear gas late Monday night to disperse the protestors at Chowk Yateem Khana Lahore.
National Highway and Motorway:
The National Highway and Motorway police have also issued an update on their Twitter account around 12 pm Tuesday.
Dear Road User,
Please note the current road blockade status of National Highways.
National Highways & Motorway Police. pic.twitter.com/NMIjhxzt7g
— National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) (@NHMPofficial) April 13, 2021
It is to be noted that protests have been going on in the country since yesterday after the arrest of Hafiz Saad Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik.
Stay tuned to Baaghi TV to read further updates!