The long march to Islamabad from Lahore and sit-in is scheduled to commence 13th Jan. As with all such public manifestations the government has issued a warning about security threats and have implemented safety measures.
What is known:
Departure Lahore 09h00 13th Jan arrival late night in Islamabad
Protest in Islamabad 14th Jan on Constitution Avenue
Law Enforcement plans to divert participants to F-9 Islamabad away from Constitution Avenue
Planned Route from Lahore to Islamabad: GT Road & M-2 Motorway on board buses, trucks, cars and motorbikes
Educational Institutes to remain closed in Rawalpindi & Islamabad on 14th Jan
Red Zone to be sealed from 13th Jan until deemed necessary
Blue Area shops will remain closed 13th & 14th Jan
What is anticipated:
Mobile phone service disruption in Islamabad and other cities along the Route
Lack of public transport.
Shortage of fuel (Islamabad has witnessed a rush at fuel stations since 10/01)
Traffic blockades in particular on Entry/Exit points of Islamabad
Local holiday in Islamabad
Though the long march though constantly been declared to be a non-violent protest the chances of skirmishes, sudden violent bouts can not be ruled out. Avoid all unnecessary movement for the duration of the protest. Keep emergency numbers handy and pre-plan any emergency response procedures among family/friends.