Several routes and roads continue to be blockaded in Lahore, following protests by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) that continue for the third consecutive day today.
Roads that are safe to go through are Thokar Niaz Baig, Shahdara Chowk, Khayaban Chowk, Shahkam Chowk, Mul Pulli, Barki Road and Aryan Pind, according to Lahore’s city traffic police.
“Protests continue in various parts of the city. Citizens are requested to avoid unnecessary travel to the mentioned points,” said the traffic police.
TLP chief Saad Rizvi, the son of the now-deceased cleric Khadim Rizvi, had been detained by security forces in Lahore on Monday.
Below are the routes to avoid to steer clear of traffic congestions, as shared by the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA).
FC Underpass, Bhatta Chowk, Scheme Mor, Yateem Khana Chowk, Mohlanwal, Chungi Ammar Saddu.
The protests come as a result of taking Rizvi into pre-emptive custody ahead of the 20 April deadline for the group’s demands to be put forth to the parliament. According to an agreement with the TLP, the PTI government had to put their demands to the parliament which included policies like “expelling the French ambassador, severing ties with France and boycotting French products”, within three months through parliament.