Pakistan Railways to run special tourism train from Rawalpindi to Karachi  

Pakistan Railways to run special tourism train from Rawalpindi to Karachi  
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ISLAMABAD: (APP) Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Pakistan Railways would jointly run a special train from Rawalpindi to Karachi on December 25, to promote tourism.

The train named 'Sada Salamat Pakistan' would chug down the track on the pattern of Azadi Train, that also travelled from Rawalpindi to Karachi in August this year to celebrate the Independence Day.

Managing Director PTDC , Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor talking to APP said that Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique was extending full cooperation for promotion of tourism industry in the country.

He hoped the train would attract a huge number of people across the country and said the PTDC would establish tourism facilities at all railway stations to help boost tourism sector.

He said that there is a big room for cooperation between the PTDC and Pakistan Railways as tourism and mass transit go side by side. Railway is also safe and affordable mode of transportation, he added.

Abdul Ghafoor said that the present governmnet was committeed to promote tourism industry and restore trust of foreign tourists.

He said that PTDC would establish more facilities and tourism information centres across the country to facilitate tourists.

 

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