Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) along with opposition parties are preparing for their protest in Lahore, starting from today. Thus the traffic condition in Lahore is terrible. Roads are blocked, Mall Road and attached roads are closed for traffic.
— Imran Keerio 🇱🇾 (@ImranAlikeerio) January 17, 2018
Get ready as Imran Khan to address a massive protest Jalsa tomorrow 17th Jan in Lahore
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) January 16, 2018
— Capital TV (@CapitalTV_News) January 17, 2018
Routes connecting to Mall Road and other main links of the city including Kacheri Road and Hall Road are blocked. The commuters are stuck in this mess created because of the protest today.
— Shehzad Bashir (@Shehzad4rock) January 16, 2018
On the Faisal Chowk, containers are placed along with an 80-foot-long stage. This stage will be used by different party leaders to speak to the public. The venue of the protest will be extended to the GPO Chowk. Thus, we can expect worsened traffic situation from today.
It is the general public that is suffering because of this protest. Let’s look at some of the reactions of the people on social media.
Roads closed. Security and hospitals on alert. Commercial and privates businesses closed. Educational institutions closed. Lahore is gearing up for a grand opposition protest at The Mall #Lahore
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) January 17, 2018
Dear @JustinTrudeau hope you see that your citizen @TahirulQadri is going to stage an illegal sit-in in Lahore Pakistan. People's life is going to be like hell as they block all main roads. Can you takr some serious action? Please take him back or cancel his passport
— Insane. (@ehmmmad) January 16, 2018
What the shit is going on ! Oposition parties are trying to block Lahore , They can'nt get justice on road ,Only people will tease by this!
— Abdullah Khan (@ak5464500) January 16, 2018
Lahore: Public face too much problems due to closing of Mall Road and that too of a commercial hub. This is not acceptable. We are surrounded by stupid and forced to spend suffocated life. Word shame isn't for them. It's for people having at least some character.
— Afzal Khan (@afzallhr) January 17, 2018
Many people are in support of the protest and they stand by the main objective of this protest.
— Yousaf Bilali (@yousafbilali) January 17, 2018
17 June Mall Road Lahore #AllpartiesProtest4MT
— Azhar Khan (@AzharKh786) January 17, 2018
For the commuters, this map will tell you which roads and areas you must avoid today. “The “X” pinned on the map around The Mall, Lahore shows restricted areas of protest.”
— Ibrahim Qazi (@miqazi) January 17, 2018
Dr. Tahir ul Qadri the chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) announced the protests throughout Pakistan starting from January 17th, 2018. The protests are against ruling party in Pakistan, PML-N. This protest is because PAT-led APC deadline has ended. It demanded the resignations of Shehbaz Sharif the Punjab Chief Minister and Rana Sanaullah Law Minister. They were accused of the Model Town tragedy.
Qadri said, “The deadline has ended but the demands have not been met. Now we won’t ask for the resignations; we will take them forcefully. They will have to resign. It is no longer just about resignations but the end of PML-N governments wherever they are.”