LAHORE: Motorists remained stranded for hours as the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Thursday blocked the Campus Bridge on the Canal Road in protest against the Punjab University administration.

The IJT members were protesting against the university administration for not taking action against the students involved in criminal cases.

The protest caused a blockade of traffic on the Canal Road by blocking the underpass and adjacent arteries in and around the PU New Campus.

Chief Traffic Officer Muntazir Mehdi directed SP Traffic Asif Siddique to take measures to facilitate the motorists.

The traffic police installed diversions on the Barkat Market, Bhekhaywala and Shah Di Khui areas to shit the traffic away from the canal roads and normalise the traffic flow.

Later, the roads were opened for traffic after the students dispersed on the assurance of the administration that measures would be taken against the students involved in criminal activities.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2021

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