MULTAN: Section 144 was imposed in Multan on Friday in the midst of an ongoing political impasse in the country.
The section, which has been imposed in the city for two days, appears to be aimed at restricting political gatherings.
The enforcement comes days after club-wielding Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz workers led by the party’s district chief stormed the Multan residence of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The workers had reportedly gathered on a call of the ruling party’s district president Bilal Butt for a sit-in at Chowk Daulat Gate to protest against alleged anti-democracy stance of Qureshi.
On Thursday, Multan police had lodged a case against over 60 PML-N activists in this regard.
The development comes as PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters continue their protests and sit-in in Islamabad, calling for Nawaz Sharif to step down with PAT workers emphasising on a resignation from Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab.