PTI to resume Robust big ‘Azadi march’ from Wazirabad T0DAY

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PTI to resume ‘Azadi march’ from Wazirabad today

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will start marching toward the capital again today, exactly a week after stopping because of an attempt to kill party leader and former prime minister Imran Khan.

In a tweet, senior party leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the PTI will “start the journey from the same place in Wazirabad where the assassination attempt on Imran Khan was made.” He also said that Imran will address the rally via video link at 4:30 pm today. The long march was stopped last week after the party chief was shot in the leg while leading the “Haqeeqi Azadi March” in Wazirabad.

The head of the PTI said that he would not be joining in person while he recovered from his injuries. However, he said that the party would continue the march “from the place in Wazirabad where I [Imran] and 11 other people were shot, and where Moazzam was martyred,” referring to the PTI supporter who was killed in the attack.

Later, it was made clear that the march will start on Thursday at 2 p.m. (today).

The party changed its plans for the long march again the day before by splitting it into two parts.

The first parade will move on from Wazirabad, and PTI Vice Chairperson Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be in charge.

Asad Umar, the party’s secretary general, will lead the second rally, which will leave from Toba Tek Singh on Friday (tomorrow) and go to Jhang and then Faisalabad.

Before going into Chakwal, the two groups will meet up.

The announcement that the long march would start up again came at a time when PTI supporters were taking to the streets in different cities to protest the attempt on the life of the PTI leader.

Road closures

As PTI’s sit-in goes on for the fourth day, it’s making it hard for people to get around.

Express News says that protesters have set up camps on five main highways, including Murree Road in Rawalpindi. The main and most used highway was completely blocked from Shamsabad, causing a lot of trouble for the people of the area.

People going from Murree Road to Islamabad are having trouble, and a lot of people going to offices and other places are stuck in traffic.

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Due to the PTI’s protest, the traffic police have warned the public that Murree Road will be closed near the Shamsabad stop.

You can also use Syedpur Road, Commercial Market Kuri Road, or Old Airport Road, which was open in both directions.

The traffic police said that Main Peshawar Road, Mall Road, Westridge, Chauhar Chowk, Marble Factory Road, Golra Mor, and Srinagar Highway were all open for traffic. IJP Road, on the other hand, was closed to all traffic heading toward Islamabad.

Meanwhile, schools in Rawalpindi stayed closed for the third day today, even though the district administration told all schools in Islamabad to stay open because all roads were open in the federal capital. The district administration also sent out a notice about keeping schools open.