Mobile and internet services Blocked in Lahore ahead of PML-N Rally
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LAHORE: Mobile and internet services have been temporarily blocked in Lahore ahead of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rally, which has been organized as party supremo Nawaz Sharif (PM of Pakistan) and his daughter Maryam Nawaz return to Pakistan and begin their jail sentence.
Earlier, the Pakistani provincial government had requested the Ministry of Interior Affairs to Block mobile services to avert political unrest in five different areas of Lahore—airport, Walled City, Shahdar, Hadiara and Nawab Town.
It was later announced that the services will remain Blocked from 3 pm to 11 pm. However, the reports of mobile services and internet being down have started emerging from a few areas.
With PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif’s insistence that the party’s peaceful march to welcome its ‘Quaid’ will go as planned today, the crackdown against party workers continues across Punjab where dozens of workers and leaders have been arrested.
In Bahawalpur, former state minister for education and interior Balighur Rehman and party leader Javed Gorchani in Rajanpur have been arrested.
Moreover, PML-N workers were stopped at Sahiwal and Faisalabad separately after which they started to walk on foot towards their destination.
Talking to Geo News, the Punjab home minister said as far as he knows, the PML-N has not applied for permission to take out its ‘welcome rally’ today — a necessity under the election rules.
With Section 144 in place across Punjab, the gathering of 10 or more people has been banned already.
Keeping in a view the volatile situation, Lahore traffic police have issued a special plan so commuters do not get caught up in the PML-N rally.