The protests demonstrations disconnected Lahore with rest of the Punjab province as angry mob set tyres on fire and staged sit-ins in many parts of the city. According to city traffic police department, the protest demonstrations were underway at more than 30 different points of the provincial capital till late Thursday.

Motorists were also caught in mess on Lahore-Kasur Road, Lahore-Jaranwala Road, Lahore-Gujranwala Road, and Lahore-Multan Road.

The activists of TLYR have been staging sit-ins at Faisal Chowk Mall Road, Qartaba Chowk, Jail Road, Chungi Amarsidhu, Azadi Flyover, Shahdara Chowk, Daroghewala Chowk, Kahna, Babu Sabu interchange, Khayaban Chowk, Shadman Market, China Chowk, Railways Crossing near Imamia Colony, Lahore Bridge Phatak, Kot Lakhpat, Mohalanwal Chowk, Shahkam Chowk, Model Town Phatak, Ichhra, Shimla Hills, Model Town Link Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Quaid-e-Azam interchange, Mughlapura and Harbanspura underpasses, and Thokar Niaz Baig Chowk besides other points.

The non-stop protests have triggered panic across the province since authorities have closed educational institutions and examinations are postponed. The schools and colleges will remain closed on Friday due to security reasons, an official said Thursday.

Angry protesters carrying iron rods and wooden sticks attacked motorcyclists at different points of the metropolis as they tried to break the blockade. Even traffic officers deployed on city roads were left with no other option but to divert traffic to alternative roads.

Also a spokesman for the Motorways Police urged the motorists to avoid unnecessary travel on highways and intercity roads. Syed Imran said that vehicular traffic was suspended on the national highways from Lahore to Sahiwal amid massive protests at Pakka Meel, Chuhng, Sundar, Mohalanwal, and Manga Mandi. “The motorists who wanted to travel from Lahore to Multan can use alternative routes,” he suggested.

Protesters are yet move an inch until their demands are accepted while the government has failed to come up with a clear-cut strategy to fix the serious problem.