Pakistani paramilitary soldiers march during the 18th passing out parade for the Rangers basic recruits training course at the Sindh Rangers Training Centre in Karachi, November 11, 2014. Some 1,122 rangers were inducted following completion of their training. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Lahore : Negotiations continue to end sit-ins, call for paramilitary force in the province
Paramilitary forces were called up in Punjab.

According to media reports, vehicles of police, elite force and Rangers are patrolling on different roads of Lahore.

On the other hand, the Punjab Home Department said that talks were underway in various cities to end the protests and sit-ins.

It may be recalled that traffic was blocked on Multan Road in Lahore due to protests at other places including Chohang while police shelled the Chowk Orphanage to disperse the protesters.

In Lahore, traffic was also blocked near Shanghai Bridge on Saginaw Bridge, Shahdara and Ferozepur Road, while in Multan, traffic was jammed due to protest at Bahawalpur Bypass Chowk and queues of vehicles were formed, causing severe distress to the people.