Imran Khan's convoy enters Punjab after the barricades at the Attock

Live: Imran Khan’s convoy enters Punjab after the barricades at the Attock Bridge are removed.

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After responding to chairman Imran Khan’s call for a long march, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers and supporters attempted to make their way towards Islamabad, pushing aside containers and braving tear gas shelling.

Imran Khan arrived in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by helicopter at the Wali Interchange. PTI activists converged on the chopper as Imran arrived at the interchange, as seen on video. Later, from the Wali Interchange in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PTI chairman departed for Islamabad.

Multiple scuffles broke out between police and PTI marchers as the latter attempted to wriggle past barricades erected in their path. The government has instructed law enforcement to take “all possible measures” to stop the PTI’s ‘Azadi March.’

‘No barrier can stop us.’

Imran delivered a speech to supporters after arriving in Swabi, holding a Pakistan flag. “No one can stop us from going to D-Chowk,” the PTI chairman said as the crowd applauded.

He described the current government as the most corrupt in history, claiming that they were afraid of the people, which is why containers had been placed. Protesters taking part in the Azadi March, according to Imran, were detained and harassed.

Imran said the PTI government did not prohibit any of the ruling coalition’s politicians from staging protests because they “did not fear the people.”

He claimed that the government was afraid because it had been plundering the country’s wealth for the past 30 years. “I’d like to send a message from Swabi Interchange to the people: no matter what you do, we’ll get to D-Chowk.” As has always been the case, our protest will be peaceful.”

Imran insisted that staging a protest was the right of the party, and that he would unite the country and turn it into a nation. “This nation will not accept this foreign government,” he declared, exhorting people to flee their homes.

“All Pakistanis, women, children, families, youth, lawyers, retired army officers, everyone,” he stated.

The government and Imran Khan deny reaching an agreement.

The federal government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have denied reports that they have reached an agreement on the long march to Islamabad.

Minister of Information Marriyum Aurangezeb said in a tweet that reports of government-PTI negotiations and an agreement are false. She claimed that no agreement had been reached with the “armed group that murdered police officers.”

Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), also denied “rumours” and “deliberate disinformation” that a deal had been reached.

“In no way!” We’re on our way to Islamabad and there’s no way we’re stopping. “We will stay in Islamabad until the dates for the dissolution of the assemblies and elections are announced,” he said. He encouraged everyone in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to join them.

As of now, there have been no arrests.

More than ten PTI workers have been arrested so far in Batti Chowk, and police have confirmed that some marchers have been arrested on the Srinagar Highway as well. D-Chowk has also seen PTI workers arrested.

DIG Operations Lahore Sohail Chaudhry told a press conference that the police had received information in the last few days that weapons were being brought into the city that could be used to disrupt the peace.

Police chased five cars near the highway, according to a senior cop, before raiding the home of PTI general secretary Zubair Niazi in Lahore. “We found weapons at his home.” He adds, “It appears they planned to use these weapons during the march.”

Meanwhile, nine PTI workers, including three women, were arrested in Numaish Chowrangi.

Conflict at Lal Haveli

A large crowd of activists gathered outside Lal Haveli, the home of former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, in Rawalpindi.

Outside, there are a large number of police officers. Hundreds of workers were also arrested. From his home to the city, Sheikh Rashid will lead a rally. Imran Khan, the former governor of Sindh, also rode his motorcycle to Lal Haveli’s house.

Hammad Azhar was apprehended by police in Lahore. As police attempted to apprehend Azhar, who was wearing a red cap, party supporters and police stood by. Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was appreh

In Lahore, shelling

The ‘Azadi March’ has police on high alert. To disperse PTI workers at Lahore’s Batti Chowk, police used tear gas and removed barriers that were blocking the routes.

The PTI Lahore Chapter had instructed its members to gather at Batti Chowk, from where they would travel to Islamabad. When party workers removed barriers, police fired tear gas shells to clear the area.

PTI leader Hammad Azhar has arrived at Batti Chowk. On his way to Islamabad, he managed to get around the obstacles and get to GT Road.

Former health minister Yasmeen Rashid’s car was also encircled by police to prevent her from proceeding. She also attempted to prevent the cops from removing her car keys.

Time for a decision

The march has been invited by PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi to the entire nation. “This is a pivotal moment for the entire country, as we must choose whether to become an independent nation or repeat the 75-year history.”

“The nation last came together and made a decision in 1974. “The entire nation must now emerge from their homes,” he said in a statement.

He claimed that only PTI Chairman Imran Khan was capable of dealing with Pakistan’s problems and that he should be re-elected.

He warned that if the government attempted to close Islamabad’s roads to those joining the PTI’s long march, the entire country would turn into Islamabad (a venue for protests).

Fear’s bonds must be broken.

Despite the government’s decision to end the long march, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has vowed to continue with it.

The former prime minister said he will lead the “largest procession in Pakistan’s history” at a press conference in Peshawar on Tuesday.

He slammed the PML-N-led government, saying the Sharif family is using military dictator tactics.

“They only remember democracy after they leave power,” he said, when asked how many times these parties took to the streets during the PTI government’s tenure.

When PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman marched toward Islamabad, the former prime minister asked if the PTI government made any arrests.

“The crime minister and his son were sentenced, but now they are making decisions for the country,” he said, claiming that the PTI has never broken a law in its 26-year history.

The PTI chairman claimed that continuing the ‘Azadi March’ was his democratic right. He also warned authorities that any unlawful order would be met with retaliation.

The PTI chairman urged his supporters to “break the chains of fear,” claiming that the government would be powerless to stop the throngs of people descending on Islamabad.

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