Pakistan Army handed over the control of two main checkpoints to the police on Wednesday, while a concrete wall built on the Fort Road near the Governor’s House was also pulled down.
This is being done in accordance with the directions of the Chief Justice Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who had directed the authorities on May 9 to remove such barricades from all over the city.
According to details, two main military checkpoints, including one near the provincial assembly building on the Khyber Road and the other in Gora Qabristan area on the University Road, were handed over to them by the Pakistan Army.
On Monday, a concrete wall built on a portion of the Fort Road connecting with the Sher Shah Suri was demolished, while barriers were removed from eight places across the city, including Sher Shah Suri Road, Khyber Road, West Cantonment police Sunehri Masjid Road. A wall erected at the civil secretariat’s gate opposite to the MPA Hostel was pulled down.
The secretariat’s gate was closed in Feb 2015 for security reasons.