No Metro Bus for PTI rally, police requests

Police argue that the bus service should be closed based on earlier untoward incidents.

Web Desk March 22, 2013
File photo of Metro Bus. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ ZAHOORUL HAQ.

LAHORE: DIG Operations Punjab requested the Punjab government on Friday to shut down the Metro Bus service for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s  (PTI) rally on Saturday,  Express News reported.

While reviewing the security measures for the PTI’s rally, which will be held at Minar-e-Pakistan on Saturday, police officials argued that the bus service should be closed for the day based on earlier incidents involving crowds damaging the Metro Buses, offices and blocking routes.

They stated that there would be a huge crowd en-route to Minar-e-Pakistan -- a stop the Metro bus takes -- therefore it would be better to either shut down the service for a day or limit the route from Gajumata to MA College, Lahore.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had recently stated that the “PTI’s tsunami” would reach Minar-e Pakistan in Lahore by March 23, travelling on the newly operating Metro Buses.

According to sources, around 600 policemen will be allotted for securing the PTI rally, and cars will be stopped at Data Darbar.


Faheem | 9 years ago | Reply

worries for PML-Naan

Imran Bashir | 9 years ago | Reply

Mian Brothers always talk against Gen Musharaf. Calling him ghaddar. They never mention Ziaul Haq. They were part and parcel of Zia regime. He was the root cause of our problems of law and order, religious extremism.

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