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The Azadi March motorcade passes through the motorway on Monday. The rally was organised by KP Tourism Corporation in connection with Independence Day celebrations. — Dawn
The Azadi March motorcade passes through the motorway on Monday. The rally was organised by KP Tourism Corporation in connection with Independence Day celebrations. — Dawn

PESHAWAR: A caravan of 52 jeeps left here on Monday for Mansehra to mark the Independence Day celebrations.

Organised by the Frontier 4x4 Club, Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and commissioner Hazara division, the jeeps started the rally from Motorway (M-1), according to a press release issued by the TCKP.

Tourist Information Centre’s general manager Mohammad Ali Syed, Frontier 4x4 Club president Babar Khan and MPAs Atif Khan and Shahram Khan Tarakai were also present on the occasion.

Talking to mediapersons, the lawmakers said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was gifted with abundant natural beauty of lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains, deserts, rivers, landscapes, rich cultural heritage, springs, streams and serene spots.

They said a large number of people from abroad and across the country were visiting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to experience the beauty it had to offer.

The 20 mountain bikes will join the rally at Hasanabdal point from where they will proceed to Abbottabad.

The participants will stay in Abbottabad for some time and then start journey towards Mansehra, where they will spend the night.

The caravan of jeeps and motorbikes will then start journey to Haripur on Tuesday (today), where a function would be held to highlight the sacrifices for a separate homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent.

The organisers said a fireworks show would also be held in the evening in Haripur.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2018