The blocked areas include Mall Road, Liberty Chowk, Bhutta Chowk, Town Hall Chowk and the area outside the Punjab Assembly. In response, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has asked its members and officer-bearers in Lahore not to come out on roads in order to prevent violent clashes.

While police have been told to act if the PTI tries to forcibly shutdown markets. Khan on the other hand said, his party's protest would be peaceful. On Dec 12, PTI successfully imposed a shutdown in the port city of Karachi. PTI's earlier shut-down in Faisalabad Dec 8 resulted in the death of a party activist during violent clashes with PML-N supporters and police.

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