The government does not want to allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers reach Islamabad, as another main section of the Lahore-Rawalpindi Motorway was closed on Tuesday amid the ongoing crackdown.
According to reports in local media, the Lahore to Rawalpindi M-2 Motorway has been closed with containers at Sheikhupura, making it impossible for PTI caravan as well as common travellers to reach Islamabad from Lahore.
The M-2 is a North-South motorway, connecting Rawalpindi to Lahore. The motorway is 375 km long and located entirely in Punjab.
It passes through Kala Shah Kaku, Sheikhupura, Khanqah Dogran,Kot Sarwar, Pindi Bhattian, Salem, Lilla, Kot Momin, Kallar Kahar, Balksar, Nila Dulha and Chakri before ending just outside the twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
It then continues on to eventually become the M1 motorway linking the twin cities with Peshawar.