RAWALPINDI - The law enforcement agencies on Sunday virtually besieged Rawalpindi city and used all available means to cut it off from the rest of the country and the federal capital. They put containers, barricades, trolleys and pushcarts and placed barbed wires to block all the entry and exit points of the city. All roads in Faizabad area, Chungee No 22, Pirwadhai, Murree Road, Peshawar Road, all link roads connecting different mohallas with main roads, 5th Road, 6th Road, Double Road, Adam Gee Road were virtually made impassable even for the pedestrian, either entering or exiting the city. All the roads were found deserted. Most of the vehicles remained off the roads and all markets, including Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Road (Murree Road) and that of its adjoining areas, were closed. During it survey of various areas of Rawalpindi, TheNation observed that it was the worst kind of blockade in the city's history. The roads connecting the city with the federal capital were completely sealed to stop the marchers from entering Islamabad. The life was completely paralysed. Meanwhile, police force also continued raiding residences of different political leaders and activists on the third consecutive day. Heavy contingents of police on Sunday cordoned off the residence of former MPA Chaudhry Tanveer Ali Khan in Chaklala Scheme III when they received a tip-off that Mian Shahbaz Sharif was there. However, TheNation learnt that Shahbaz Sharif somehow deceived the police force and escaped by 'using a secret way'. The PML-N workers also gathered there and started pelting stones against the police force. Police force also raided the residence of former AJK prime minister Sardar Atique Ahmed Khan in Satellite Town. However, they failed to arrest him, as he was not at home. Sources disclosed to TheNation that Sardar Atique, along with a large number of workers, would march from Mazafarabad towards Islamabad to join lawyer's sit-in on the Constitution Avenue. Moreover, police also raided media office of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP). When they raided the media office a scuffle took place between the police force and JUP activists. Some of the activists got injured in the incident. Later, the police force sealed the JUP media office. Former JI secretary general, Rawalpindi, Muhammad Abbas Butt was also arrested by Rawat Police. JI spokesman Malik Muhammad Azam condemned the arrest and said that such negative tactics could not bar JI workers from participating in the long march. In addition to that a number of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) activists, including Ameer Rawalpindi, Raja Abdul Waheed Advocate and Secretary General Shamasur Rehman Swati have gone into underground to avoid arrests. On the other hand, around 150 members of PML-N and Sindh Punjabi Students Organization from Hyderabad have reached Rawalpindi from Lahore by train to join lawyers' long march. Meanwhile, Chairman Anjaman-e-Tajran, Rawalpindi, Syed Shahid Ali Shah, during a meeting announced that they would observe a complete shutter-down and would take part in the long March. Islami Jamiat Tulba also held a meeting. A large number of IJT workers attended the meeting. They chalked out a plan to enter Islamabad and participate in the long March.