The first special Eid train departed for Rawalpindi from Karachi with 1,200 passengers on board on Friday.
The train will travel through Khanewal and Lahore and proceed to Rawalpindi.
Railway authorities said they have made special arrangements for passengers on the eve of Eid.
They said the train will reach Rawalpindi on Saturday evening as per schedule.
Other special trains are also scheduled to take passengers to various destinations all across the country.
Pakistan Railways announced earlier its intention to run three special trains to facilitate people on Eidul Azha.
Eidul Azha, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is an important religious day celebrated by Muslims across the world to commemorate the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismail (AS) as an act of obedience to God, before he intervened to replace a ram instead of Hazrat Ismail (AS).
Eidul Azha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the last Islamic month of Zilhaj of the lunar Islamic calendar. The celebrations begin after the Hajj pilgrims descend from Mount Arafat. The Hajj congregation is also the world’s largest annual gathering.
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