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Pakistan

Web Desk
November 13, 2019

Azadi March ‘Plan B’: Quetta-Chaman highway blocked

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Nov 13, 2019
Workers from JUI-F, Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party have blocked the highway causing problems for passengers. Photo: Geo News

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F on Wednesday launched what its leadership has called 'Plan B' of the Azadi March.

JUI-F Ameer Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday prepared his followers for the next phase of the anti-government movement by telling them to be ready for 'Plan B' set to commence today (Wednesday).

TV channels on Wednesday reported that workers of the JUI-F and the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) have closed Quetta-Chaman highway  for traffic as part of the 'Plan B'.

Also read: Fazl says Azadi March Plan B to begin from tomorrow

Hundreds of vehicles were stuck as the protesters closed the road which is used for Pak-Afghan Transit Trade and Nato supplies.

JUI-F's provincial chief Maulana Abdul Wasay said implementation on 'Plan B' has begun.

According to reports, authorities were holding talks with the protesters to convince them to end the highway blockade. 

Sources disclosed on Tuesday  that the JUI-F plans to close all the main roads throughout Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It was also learned that all main roads of Islamabad and Rawalpindi would be closed as well by the Azadi Marchers.

Azadi March

Thousands of protesters have converged on the federal capital under the banner of the Azadi March, seeking to send Prime Minister Imran Khan packing.

The ‘Azadi’ March caravan, which set off from Sindh on October 27, advanced through Punjab and arrived in Islamabad on October 31.

Opposition leaders delivered fiery speeches against the PTI government and gave the prime minister two days to resign.

Prime Minister Imran has directed the government's negotiating committee to hold talks with the Azadi March participants but has ruled out any talk of his resignation.