The Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf’s planned long march, announced by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, began today amid blockades, crackdowns, and shelling against party workers across the country (Wednesday).

PTI chairman Imran Khan is travelling from Swabi to Islamabad in a container with a large group of PTI supporters and workers.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan condemned the arrests of party workers during raids during his speech at Swabi Interchange, vowing to reach Islamabad’s D-Chowk at all costs.

He also asked if people would remove containers to accompany him to Islamabad. Yes, they will say the enraged crowd. He recalled that the PTI government did not arrest participants in PPP and JUI-F rallies while in power.

He stated that “imported government” is unacceptable to the masses and that they will continue to fight this government.

As police raid the homes of PTI activists, the government has cut off road links between KP and Punjab. In Sindh, Punjab, and the Islamabad Capital Territory, the authorities have enacted Section 144, which prohibits gatherings of more than four people.

In an attempt to disperse Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) protesters marching towards Islamabad for the Azadi March, Lahore police used tear gas and baton charges.

According to reports, Lahore police launched a crackdown on PTI workers marching towards Islamabad for the Azadi march, which former Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced. Former federal minister Hammad Azhar led PTI’s Lahore caravan.

As a result of the clashes with police in Lahore’s Bati Chowk, dozens of protesters were arrested.

On her way to Islamabad for the Azadi Long March, Punjab police attempted to arrest PTI leader Dr Yasmeen Rashid and misbehaved with her.

According to reports, Lahore police have been dispatched to prevent Azadi Long March participants from reaching Islamabad.

During the attempt to stop PTI senior leader Yasmeen Rashid, the police insulted the other women in her car, while masked men jumped on Rashid’s car and began attaching themselves with sticks.

The arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers has been ordered by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The local administration in Islamabad has refused to allow the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) long march into the city, citing an Islamabad High Court decision as justification (IHC).

Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has stated that he will arrive in D-Chowk Islamabad today at 3 p.m. and has urged his supporters to do the same.

Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, has released a video message for his supporters ahead of their long march on May 25, 2022. The PTI chief stated that their only demand is a new election and that they will not stop until that date is set.

To his employees, the former Premier stated, “Don’t be afraid of jails.” If we do not come out today, our future generations will not forgive us, he added.

In the aftermath of the Islamabad long march, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered police not to harass Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders and party activists.

While presiding over a hearing for a petition filed by the PTI’s Additional General Secretary Amir Mehmood Kiani against harassment of PTI workers in the aftermath of the Islamabad long march, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the orders to the Islamabad police and administration.

The Secretary Ministry of Interior, the Inspector General of Police, Islamabad, the Chief Commissioner ICT, and the Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, were named respondents in the petition.

The federal cabinet has decided to halt the long march.

The federal cabinet has resolved to halt the PTI from having a long march into Islamabad, according to Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, to safeguard the safety and security of the people.

He made the declaration while updating the media, accompanied by coalition partners, on the decisions reached by the federal cabinet, which met in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

“The Federal Cabinet has decided not to allow the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to go ahead with its Islamabad long march to prevent the spread of fitna and fasad,” Sanaullah stated, adding that the long march is not “democratic.”

“No one has the authority to impose their will on Islamabad,” he continued.

Police in Punjab initiated a raid on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership late Monday night, ahead of the “Azadi March” on May 25. (today).

Raids were carried out at the homes of many PTI leaders, including Hammad Azhar, Usman Dar, Babar Awan, Senator Waleed Iqbal, Firdous Ashiq Awan, and others.

Before the Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf’s long march towards the federal capital, Section 144 was imposed throughout Sindh, Punjab, and Islamabad.

According to a notification issued by the Interior Ministry, section 144 was implemented in Islamabad for two months.

In Islamabad, the metro bus service has been suspended.

The government has decided to suspend the metro bus service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad ahead of the PTI’s Azaadi march.

According to reports, the federal government, led by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), has decided to shut down the Rawalpindi/Islamabad metro bus service ahead of the PTI’s long march May 25.

According to sources, the service would be closed for two days. The bus service has been suspended at the request of the Islamabad administration.

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