Pakistan Railways launches special Christmas train

Christmas Peace Train is set to begin its journey from Rawalpindi today and will reach Karachi on December 31


News Desk December 22, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY: PAKISTAN RAILWAYS-PR OFFICIAL PAGE

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday inaugurated the 'Christmas Peace Train' at Margalla Railway Station in Islamabad.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Rafique said, "We meant to launch the services last year, but we were late." He claimed that the purpose of launching the special train was to spread the message of peace and love and to overcome intolerance towards different religions.

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The federal minister added that the white colour of Pakistan's flag represents minority groups. "The flag is incomplete without them," he said.

He further said that the Constitution of Pakistan gives equal opportunities to everyone. The train, which was launched as a collaborative effort of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Pakistan Railways and Human Rights Division, is set to begin its journey from Rawalpindi today and will reach Karachi on December 31.

 

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