Inside Financial Markets

Motorway linking KP reopened but tensions escalate

The motorway linking Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the federal capital Islamabad was reopened on Sunday as the authorities removed containers from main roads. Heavy contingents of policemen and FC personnel remain present there to prevent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers from reaching the federal capital.

The prime minister had issued directives for removal of all barricades on highways linking KP to Punjab, according to well-placed sources.

The barricades had been placed on the motorway on Friday night after a mob of armed people had tried to enter the federal capital. Clash erupted when police tried to stop these people on the Attock Bridge. The sources said the armed men ran away on arrival of the security reinforcements and all barricades on the motorway linking KP to Islamabad were being removed after the situation was brought under control. On Saturday, police had placed shipping containers at Rashkai Interchange and Khairabad Bridge. The Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway was closed at the Swabi Interchange while barricades had also been placed at Mardan and Nowshera roads.

Additional contingents of police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel have arrived outside Imran Khan’s residence in Bani Gala today to deal with any sort of agitation.

Baqar Hussain

A Wannabe CFO, just had stepped in the corporate sector, willing to explore every aspect here and learn as mush as i can, awareness for those who dont, get the info where ever possible and stay up to date always.

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Canadian Securities Institute


CSI is part of Moody's Analytics Learning Solutions, which offers educational programs and credentials throughout the world.

Email Newsletter

Subscribe to receive inspiration, news, and ideas in your inbox.

Inside Financial Markets was a joint publication of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX)and Society of Technical Analysts Pakistan (STAP)