Islamabad ,December 25 (Dawn): Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique last Thursday inaugurated a special purpose ‘Xmas Peace Train’ ahead of Christmas festivities in the country highlighting the multi-religious and multi-cultural character of the country.
The minister, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, hailed the role of minority groups, especially Christians, in the development and prosperity of Pakistan.
“The white color of our national flag denotes minority groups, and it is incomplete without them,” he said, adding that this train would serve as a symbol of unity, tranquility and harmony wherever it would go.
The train ,starting off at Peshawar in the West, travels through the length and breadth of the country to reach Karachi in the South. Enthusiastic crowds of Christians and Muslims throng stations en route to see exhibits related to the life of Jesus Christ or Hazrat Issa (AS) as he known in Pakistan.