Punjab opposition leader prevented from visiting Qadri

Lahore police stop Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed from entering one of the roads that leads to Qadri's residence

Web Desk August 07, 2014

LAHORE: Lahore police on Thursday prevented Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed from visiting Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri at his residence, Express News reported.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s MPA Murad Raas was also present with Rasheed when their movement was halted by the police on one of the roads leading to Qadri's house.

Late last night, Punjab police set up pickets on all roads leading to the Minhajul Quran secretariat after an FIR was registered against Qadri. All roads leading to the secretariat have been sealed and heavy contingents of police have been deployed in the area.

“I have been asking them to remove the containers,” said Rasheed, adding that they have been standing on the road to protest against the the police barriers.

The leader of opposition went on to add that the barriers are a source of difficulty for residents and are causing traffic problems.

“We will have a meeting and see if they remove the containers on our suggestion, otherwise we will device an action,” he said.

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