From Gilgit to Gwadar: Pakistani motorheads spread the message of peace

Published: October 24, 2017
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PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE A rider participating in the Motor Rally leads bikers upon arriving in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP Soldiers snap a quick picture with the vehicles. PHOTO: AFP Participants aim to convey that Pakistan is a peace-loving country. PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE Participants walk past cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan Motor Rally kicked off today from Khunjerab Pass. The rally is being held in connection with the country’s 70th independence day celebrations, and is organised by the Pakistan Army.

Participants walk past cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Participants walk past cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

The rally will include over 300 jeeps, 500 bikes and 150 vintage cars drawn from 23 motor clubs across the country. The celebrations aim to spread a positive message of Pakistan to the rest of the world.

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Law enforcement agencies have made fool-proof security arrangements for the rally.

Originating from Khunjerab, passing through Gilgit, Islamabad, South Waziristan, Quetta and Karachi, the rally will culminate at Gwadar, having covered a total distance of more than 3,000km,

Soldiers snap a quick picture with the vehicles. PHOTO: AFP

Soldiers snap a quick picture with the vehicles. PHOTO: AFP

Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minster Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman  has said that the successful conclusion of the rally would convey to the international community that Pakistan was a peace loving country.

A rider participating in the Motor Rally leads bikers upon arriving in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

A rider participating in the Motor Rally leads bikers upon arriving in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Another leg of the rally also started on its journey from Lahore, as motor cars took the motorway, while bikers opted for the GT road route.

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PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE

The rally will be followed by a musical concert by superstars Atif Aslam and Shafqat Ammanat Ali at the Shakarparian Parade Ground.

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