PTI protesters choke Lahore-Peshawar motorways.

ISLAMABAD -- Even though the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has called off its protests that brought life in Rawalpindi to a standstill, the entry points of M-1 (Islamabad-Peshawar) and M-2 (Islamabad-Lahore) motorways remained blocked due to the demonstrations on Thursday night.

The capital police said entry points of M-1 and M-2 were blocked by the PTI supporters, who were protesting the assassination attempt on party chief Imran Khan.

They added that M-1 could be accessed from the Fateh Jang interchange and M-2 from the Thalian interchange.

According to the police, the blockade of the two main arteries had resulted in traffic jams at the entry points to the motorways.

The officials added that alternative routes and diversions were in place, but a large number of vehicles, including goods trucks, were stuck due to an increase in traffic load on these routes with people suffering...

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