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LAHORE: Police on Friday detained two drivers from President Mamnoon Hussain’s convoy at Lahore’s Church Chowk and moved them to an unknown location for interrogation, an official confirmed.

The president, who is on a one-day visit to Punjab’s capital, was on his way back after attending a ceremony at the Pearl Continental Hotel when his convoy was stopped at Church Chowk in the city’s Cantonment area, CCPO Lahore Ameen Wains told Dawn.

He said two cars part of the motorcade were moving “slower than they were supposed to,” adding that both drivers had been picked up for questioning.

DIG Haider Ashraf told Dawn that security in the provincial capital was on high alert and special check posts were established due to the president's visit.

"There was a general hold up on Friday for two hours," said the DIG.