KHUNJERAB: Pakistan Motor Rally was kicked from Khunjerab Pass to commemorate the 70th year of independence under the auspices of Pakistan Army. Famous climber Nazir Sabir and Samina Baig were the guests of honors. Force commander Northern Area Maj General Saqib Mehmood Malik , Chief Secretary Dr. Kazim Niaz and other civilian and military officials were also present in the opening ceremony.

300 jeeps, 500 motorcycles and 150 Vintage Cars drawn from 23 Motor clubs across the country were participating in this mega event of its kind.

Starting from Khunjerab, the rally will pass through Gilgit, Babusar, Islamabad, South Waziristan, Quetta and Karachi before ending. The rally will cover more than 3000 km in 10 days.

The basic aims of the rally include promotion of adventure sports, showcasing tourism potential, cultural heritage, networking piecemeal and scant clubs dealing with the motorsports and encouraging vintage preservation in Pakistan.

Courtesy: Pamir Times