Pakistan Railways is furnishing Azadi train at Rawalpindi Carriage Factory, where more than 100 labourers are working to finalise models of different cultural heritages of Pakistan.
Azadi Train will be inaugurated on August 12 for celebrating the 70th anniversary of Pakistan. It will start its journey from Margalla Railway Station, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Railways.
The Azadi train will portray genesis of Pakistan, the country’s history and bright future besides, highlighting cultural diversity of the provinces and different regions of the country.
Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will arrange 36 folk artists i.e. singers and musicians, including puppeteers to accompany the Azadi Train 2017, for which funding will be provided by Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage (IB&NH).
The artists and singers will perform at all major railway stations, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Sukkur, Quetta and Karachi, as per schedule of Azadi train.
It will stay at every station to provide an opportunity to the people across the country to see the beautiful cultural and historical models displayed on the train.