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In pictures: All aboard the Christmas train!

Updated Dec 23, 2016 02:38pm

Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique on Thursday inaugurated a special purpose 'Xmas Peace Train' ahead of Christmas festivities in the country.

The minister, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, hailed the role of minority groups, especially Christians, in the development and prosperity of Pakistan.

"The white colour of our national flag denotes minority groups, and it is incomplete without them," he said, adding that this train would serve as a symbol of unity, tranquility and harmony wherever it would go.

People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP
People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP

People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP
People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP

People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP
People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP

People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP
People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP

People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP
People viewing the first ever special Christmas train decorated with models of Santa Claus and other Christmas objects to mark the Christmas celebrations at railway station.─APP

Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael inaugurating Christmas train at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─APP
Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael inaugurating Christmas train at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─APP

Policeman standing alert to avert any untoward incident during inauguration of Christmas train at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─APP
Policeman standing alert to avert any untoward incident during inauguration of Christmas train at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─APP

People take pictures with reindeer chariot with Santa Claus during inauguration of Christmas train at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─Online photo by Waseem Khan
People take pictures with reindeer chariot with Santa Claus during inauguration of Christmas train at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─Online photo by Waseem Khan

Woman seen inside Christmas train after its inauguration at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─Online photo by Waseem Khan
Woman seen inside Christmas train after its inauguration at Islamabad Railway Station ahead of Xmas.─Online photo by Waseem Khan