ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 3rd Augst,2016) : The Azadi Train would start its journey from Margalla Railway Station Islamabad on August 11 to Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The train would cover about four thousand kilometers long journey within a month which would be culminated in Karachi, official sources told APP. The train will stop at all the big stations for three to four hours where musical programmes and cultural dances by the artists would be organized by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and Lok Virsa for entertaining the public participating in Independence Day celebrations.
The Coordination Committee on Azadi Train, finalized all the arrangements for running the train across the country to showcase various aspects of the Independence Day and cultural colours of the motherland. Azadi Train will contain coaches representing the culture and traditions of all the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit- Baltistan. The Coordination Committee was set up at a high level meeting held in first week of this month to review arrangements of Azadi Train in connection with the Independence Day celebrations.
The committee is headed by Secretary Railways board, Aftab Akbar who chaired its meeting. The artists of PNCA would also hold puppet show on national themes as part of the Independence Day programmes, the committee members said. Two coaches of the Azadi Train will be reserved for Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) which would highlight sacrifices of the war heroes and pay tributes to the Armed Forces for their services for the nation.
Another coach will highlight different aspects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Radio Pakistan has already composed two new songs which would be played on the occasion of the Independence Day. The main objectives for running Azadi Train are to highlight the aspects of Freedom Movement, sacrifices of Armed Forces for the defense of the country and culture and heritage of all the regions.