The Peshawar-Islamabad M-1 motorway has been closed as hundreds of protestors have gathered at the Toll Plaza to record their protest following disqualification of Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Massive protests have broken out across the country after ECP announced its verdict in the Toshakhana reference and disqualified PTI Chairman Imran Khan for having submitted a false affidavit and being involved in corrupt practices under Article 63(1)(p).
According to the details, PTI workers and party supporters have come out to the streets of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Daska, Chiniot, Okara, Gujrat, Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and other parts of the country to protest the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
People traveling or planning to travel on the M-1 Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway are advised to be careful as the Toll Plaza has been blocked by protestors, who are burning tires to protest against the ECP verdict.
پشاور اسلام آباد موٹرے وے۔ pic.twitter.com/6L0v1LpwWe— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) October 21, 2022
Protests in Other Cities
Meanwhile, in Karachi, PTI workers have started to gather at Shahrah-e-Faisal, one of the post important roads in the metropolis, causing massive traffic jams in the port city. Meanwhile, PTI Balochistan chapter has also given a call for protest following the ECP’s announcement of their verdict in the Toshakhana reference.
There is also a huge rally being taken out from Insaf House Karachi to ECP against the decision.
In Lahore, people have taken to the streets in different parts of the city and blocked traffic, including Johar Town, Liberty, Bhatta Chowk and more. Meanwhile, PTI women MNAs and MPA along with supporters have staged a sit-in at Jail Road, causing massive traffic jams in the area.
Ferozepur Road has also been blocked, while some people have even stopped Metro Bus from operating on its track. Meanwhile, a huge protest has also broken out in Kalma Chowk.
The workers also chanted slogans outside the Punjab Election Commission office to express their anger against Imran Khan’s disqualification.
Read more: Imran Khan Disqualified in Toshakhana Case.