Pakistan Railways to run Special train on Christmas

LAHORE: The Pakistan Railway will run a special Human Rights train on the eve of Christmas to express harmony and solidarity with the Christians.

According to the Pakistan Railway sources on Wednesday, the train will be the first of its kind in the history of the country.

Pakistan’s Railways and Human Rights ministries plan to run a special train over Christmas to express solidarity with the minority Christian community and promote inter-faith harmony.

State-run APP news agency quoted unnamed officials saying that the special “human rights train” would be the first rail service run to celebrate a minority festival. It will depart from Islamabad on Dec. 22.

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael, who is the only non-Muslim minister in the cabinet, will see the train off. It will reach Peshawar the same day before leaving for Rawalpindi on Dec. 23. It will travel to Lahore on the final leg of its journey, on Dec. 24.

The train will consist of five carriages decorated with messages of religious tolerance, brotherhood and love.

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