The Pakistan Army announced it’s organizing a cross-country motor rally next week to commemorate the country’s 70th year of independence.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)_– the army’s media wing, the “Pakistan Motor Rally” will be held from October 21-31.
The rally will involve more than 300 jeeps, 500 bikers and 150 vintage vehicles drawn from 23 motor clubs from across the country.
Originating from Khunjrab, at the country’s northern-most point, passing through Gilgit, Islamabad, South Waziristan, Quetta and Karachi, the rally will culminate at Gwadar in Balochistan after covering more than 3,000 kilometers in 8 days.
“The routes and areas selected for the rally are relatively less visible, developed with extraordinary efforts and serve as seeds of prosperity for Pakistan,” the ISPR statement reads.
According to reports, The flag off event will be held on 21st October at Khunjerab from where the journey will start then a car show & musical concert will be held in Islamabad Parade Ground on 23 October. On 26th October dirt tract race will be held at Gomal Zam Dam and the grand finale of the dirt track race and closing ceremony will be held in Gwadar on 31st October.
The rally aims to promote adventure sports, showcase the tourism potential, cultural heritage and sports talent of Pakistan, network piecemeal and scant clubs dealing with the motor sports and encourage vintage preservation in Pakistan, according to the army.