RAWALPINDI: Containers have been placed on roads leading to Lal Haveli, the residence of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

Rawalpindi’s administration has placed these containers to stop people from reaching Lal Haveli, where the AML chief is expected to hold a rally later today (Friday).

Sheikh Rasheed was not present at the Lal Haveli at the time the containers were placed, and in the morning had a rich breakfast of lassi and paya.

The AML chief has issued a challenge to the city’s administration, and laid his plan out. “We will tear section 144 into 144 pieces after Friday prayers in Raja Bazaar, Committee Chowk and Lal Haveli.”

Sheikh Rasheed further said that Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif had issued orders to have him arrested before 2 PM, adding that he was ready to be arrested.  The AML chief told Geo News that he would offer his prayers and then address the rally at Lal Haveli.

Sheikh Rasheed said they would be using ladders to climb over the containers and reach the Lal Haveli.

According to police sources, the guard and driver of the AML chief were taken into custody near the New Katrian area of the city.

The car of Sheikh Rashid has also been been seized, police sources added.