The fresh clashes broke out between the Punjab police and the activists of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in Lahore, resulting in the deaths of three policemen and injuries to several others.
The TLP workers staged a sit-in outside its headquarters at Masjid Rehmatul-lil-Aalemeen in Lahore following the culmination of the 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal procession, demanding the government to release their Chief Saad Hussain Rizvi and expel the French ambassador.
The religiopolitical group also announced to march towards Islamabad for another sit-in at Faizabad.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government formed a Committee to negotiate with the TLP leadership; however, they set a precondition to free Saad Rizvi and resulting in a deadlock.
Taking preemptive measures to halt TLP activists to congregate at Faisalabad, the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) placed blocked roads by placing containers in various areas of Rawalpindi.
In Lahore also, various roads were blocked and internet services were suspended.
Situation in Islamabad & Rawalpindi:
Following areas in Rawalpindi are blocked with containers, police and Rangers are deployed:
Following roads are closed in Lahore for all kinds of traffic by LEAs due to TLP March;
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