According to a statement issued by the Islamabad police spokesperson, the protesters were being stopped by police, Rangers and other law enforcers with "patience".
Addressing a rally of thousands of protesters of the Azadi March' at Jinnah Avenue here on Thursday morning, Khan lashed out at the government for using tactics like raids and arrests to stop his party's march.
Senior journalist Hamir Mir, on his Twitter account, claimed to have received a message from PTI leader Dr Shireen Mazari in which she claimed that the tear gas fired on women and children by the police was "expired".
A three-member bench headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, and comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi ordered that the ground between G-9 and H-9 Sectors of the national capital should be provided for the purpose of the rally by Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.
Responding to the call of the former Prime Minister, PTI MNAs tendered their resignations to the Deputy Speaker hours before the election of Shehbaz Sharif as the new PM.
In a video message after the meeting, the former Information Minister said PTI Chairman Imran Khan has decided that the PTI would not legitimise "this foreign-funded regime change" in Pakistan by taking part in the election of the Premier, Express Tribune reported.
Sheikh Rashid, in a statement, said that they cannot sit in the National Assembly with thieves and looters of the national exchequer, Dunya News reported.
PML-N senior leaders Khawaja Asif and Rana Tanveer will act as endorsers for Sharif.
The Speaker, according to sources, said that since he shares a 30-year relationship with the Prime Minister, he cannot allow the voting to take place, Geo News reported.
Khan has summoned the Cabinet Meeting at 9.00 PM at the Prime Ministers' House here. Important decisions are expected in the meeting, Geo News reported quoting high-level sources.
The meeting was chaired by the President and was attended by Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan, former federal ministers Babar Awan, Fawad Chaudhry, Imtiaz Siddiqui, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood and Pervez Khattak.