All roads leading to Nawaz Sharif's residence closed
Lahore: All roads leading to the residence of Nawaz Sharif have been closed and police commandos deployed to stop hundreds of protesters from reaching the house of the ousted prime minister of Pakistan, a police officer said on Saturday.
About 2,000 activists of Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST) for more than two weeks have been blocking the Islamabad Expressway and Murree Road that connect Islamabad with its only airport and the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
"We have deployed elite police commandos on the roads leading to the residence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umra Raiwind. Heavy contingent of police has also been deployed on all points where demonstration is taking place in the city," a senior Lahore cop said.
He said Sharif and his family members have been advised not to travel by road in the current situation. The officer also said an additional police force had been sent to Shahdara to rescue the lives of the policemen besieged by the protesters there. The protesters besieged the police station, forcing the policemen to lock themselves up from inside. They also burnt the police vehicles outside the police station in Shahdara.
Sharif on Saturday presided over a meeting at Jati Umra residence which was also attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. They discussed the situation arising out of the protests in the country.