Islamabad, August 13 (NIA): This year, Pakistan is celebrating its independence from Britain (and India) in a novel way. It is running an “Azadi” (Freedom) train with compartments depicting the Indian Muslims’ struggle to secure a homeland for themselves; the multi-faceted culture of the country; the on-going struggle for “Azadi” in Indian-held Kashmir; and the country’s own fight against terrorism.
The train will cover some 4,000 kilometers in a journey across the length and breadth of the country over a period of a month, before it reaches its final destination – the port city of Karachi
The Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, inaugurated the train here on August 11 and said that the train is a symbol of national unity which depicts the past, present and future of the country.
He said that through the gallery of historic pictures, the new generation would learn how Muslims of the Indian sub-continent struggled under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for achieving Pakistan. The Azadi Train will also depict the country’s fight against terrorism and extremism and will update the masses about the steps taken for the progress and development of the country.