LAHORE:Massive traffic jams were witnessed after PTI activists staged protests at greater than 10 points within the City against disqualification order by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against PTI Chief Imran Khan.
As the choice was announced, the protesters gathered outside PTI foremost office “Insaf House” at Jail Road. They blocked road in front of the home on one side. It resulted in traffic mess. Steadily, the protests spread in other parts of the City.
In few hours, they gathered at Shahdara Chowk, Kalma Chowk, Samanabad, Thokar Niaz Beg, Babu Sabu, GPO Chowk, Bank Stop on Ferozepur Road, Bhatta Chowk, Youhanabad and Ring Road, Harbanspura. These included the foremost entry and exit points and roads of the City. The blockade caused nuisance for most people as they remained stuck in traffic for a lot of hours.
The commuters remained stuck within the traffic for hours because the vehicles moved at a snail’s pace.
The IGP Faisal Shahkar issued special instructions to the RPOs, DPOs that they shouldn’t allow blockage of roads. IG Punjab while issuing the directive said that special measures must be taken to avoid wasting people travelling on the foremost highways, especially families, from travel problems while the motorway and inter-district roads shouldn’t be allowed to be blocked for traffic.