Canada Global (Web News) To prevent tonight’s public gathering of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at Minar-e-Pakistan, the relevant authorities have closed a number of routes, including entry and departure points, in the capital of Punjab (Saturday).
Elections in Punjab have been postponed owing to financial and security concerns, but the political show goes on nonetheless because the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given its permission to postpone elections.
Parking trucks with shipping containers have blocked all access roads to the Minar-e-Pakistan, and the two main entry and exit points, the Ravi Bridge and Thokar Niaz Baig, have been made impassible to vehicles. For commuters who left earlier in the day for their jobs and places of employment, the steps to stop the political gathering created obstacles.
Containers have been positioned at several locations, including the railway station, Bansawala Bazaar, and Shah Alam Market.
Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI and a former prime minister, is upbeat about his successful power show despite the traffic limitations. He predicted on Twitter that the PTI’s sixth gathering, which would take place tonight at Minar-i-Pakistan, “will break all records.”