The banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thursday continued sit-in protests in different cities across the country against the recent arrests of worker and leaders.
A sit-in is being held near Yateem Khana Chowk in Lahore that has blocked traffic and created problems for the commuters.
The Punjab government is on alert in case the situation deteriorates and has further issued a security alert at all entry and exit points of Lahore.
A large presence of law enforcers has been reported around the Yateem Khana Chowk area and internet services have also been reportedly suspended.
Roads from Kali Kothi, Iqbal Town, Scheme Moor, Sodiwal, Niazi Ada, and Samanabad have been sealed with barbed wire and containers.
Earlier in October, the Punjab government approached the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry challenging the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) order for the release of TLP chief Hafiz Saad Rizvi.
The provincial government implored the apex court that the LHC had failed to note the intent and purport behind the introduction of the Section 11 EEE [powers to arrest and detain suspected persons] of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.