In pictures: Around Pakistan on the 'Azadi Train'

Published: August 12, 2016
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The Azadi Train prepared ahead of Independence Day. PHOTO: ONLINE

The Azadi Train prepared ahead of Independence Day. PHOTO: ONLINE

The ‘Azadi Train’, termed a symbol of peace, unity and freedom has been prepared to mark Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day. Through the efforts of Pakistan Railways, Ministry of Information and Inter-Services Public Relations the train showcases the diversity of Pakistani culture and the bravery of its armed forces.

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The train departed Thursday from the Margalla Railway Station and will commence its journey from Peshawar on Friday. On the night of August 13, it will come back to Rawalpindi Railway station, after which it will travel to Lahore, Multan, Sukkur, Larkana, Quetta, Karachi and will end its journey on September 11.

The special train is also a tribute to and expresses solidarity with all those people who have lost their lives for the country since the inception of the nation to date.

The Azadi Train prepared ahead of Independence Day. PHOTO: ONLINE

Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rasheed cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Azadi Train at Margallah Railway Station. PHOTO: APP

Women police are seen with the Azadi Train at Margalla Railway Station. PHOTO: ONLINE

A woman police stands by a float on the inauguration day of the Azadi Train at Margalla Railway Station. PHOTO: ONLINE

A woman police stands by a poster of Burhan Wani on the inauguration day of the Azadi Train at Margalla Railway Station. PHOTO: ONLINE

A view of a float of Qissa Khawani Bazaar displaying the culture of Peshawar during the inauguration ceremony of the Azadi Train ahead of Independence Day. PHOTO: ONLINE

A view of a float displaying the Kojak tunnel during the inauguration ceremony of the Azadi Train. PHOTO: ONLINE

People view the Azadi Train after its inauguration. As the train departed from Margalla Railway Station it will be traveling around the country and Pakistan prepares to celebrate Independence Day. PHOTO: APP

People look at floats of Azadi Train displaying cultures of all the provinces at Rawalpindi Railway Station ahead of Independence Day. PHOTO: ONLINE

A view of the varous floats of the Azadi Train which arrived at Rawalpindi Railway Station after its inauguration ahead of Independence Day. PHOTO: ONLINE

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