Ministers of state Anusha Rehman and Saira Afzal Tarar on Tuesday inaugurated the ‘Azadi Train’ at the Margalla Railway Station which will commence its journey from Peshawar to Karachi on Wednesday.
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman said the country has been put on the right track due to the effective policies of the government.
“The government is pursuing an integrated economic policy which gives emphasis to the welfare of vulnerable segments of the society,” she said, adding that continuation of the democratic system was the only way to steer the country out of all challenges. Rehman said the people will decide the change of government through vote and not by other means.
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar said the country does not need any ‘anarchistic’ revolution. “Only an economic revolution is required for which the government has laid down the foundation,” she said.
Tarar said Imran Khan was trying to turn Independence Day into a ‘national split-up day’. The minister said the nation needs unity at a time when the armed forces are fighting terrorists.
The special train comprises five 3-D floats representing all provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Two compartments are dedicated to highlight the sacrifices rendered by the armed forces.
The train will conclude its journey in Karachi on September 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th,2014.