Normalcy returns to Lahore
Normalcy returns to Lahore

LAHORE - Lahore Monday witnessed semblance of normalcy after three days of unrest after PAT workers clashed with anti-riot police in different parts of the province.
Although most people of Lahore resumed their routine life Monday, traffic in the Model Town area, which houses the PAT secretariat, was diverted to tackle possible protests and stone pelting incidents. Shops, schools, and business establishments located around the PAT secretariat remained closed for the third day.
Lahore’s Model Town neighbourhood was still under siege while the police on Monday cleared several roads for traffic in other parts of the provincial metropolis by removing shipping containers. Long queues of vehicles were seen at filling stations as most of the petrol pumps resumed the fuel supply.
The people heaved a sigh of relief after the public transport and inter-city buses started plying on the roads.
Police also cleared the entry and exit points of Lahore by removing containers placed at Thokar Niaz Baig, Suggian Bridge Shahdara, and GT Road.
 The police had sealed off all the entry and exit points of Lahore for the public transport, disconnecting the provincial capital from other parts of the province.
Heavy police contingents, however, are deployed at many points in the city to keep the things under control while armed patrolling was intensified in the sensitive areas.
Life was crippled in Lahore since Saturday after violent clashes erupted between the PAT workers and police ahead of August 14 protests.

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