DERA GHAZI KHAN: Pak-Iran Friendship Bike Rally comprising 13 bikers reached here from Lahore on Saturday.

The 13 bikers from Pakistan, including a woman, had started their journey from Lahore two days ago, and will return to the Punjab capital after completing a 20-day trip to Tehran, Iran.

The rally held with the slogan ‘Yar-i-Man Iran’ under the chairmanship of Mukarram Khan Tareen, has been organised by the Cross Route Club International, involved in promoting bike tourism in Pakistan.

Humayun Zafar Jaskani of Bikers Club Dera Ghazi Khan and others also welcomed the bikers, including Aziz Al Hassan, Faisal Mushtaq, D M Jameel, Zeeshan Ahmed, Tayyab Jawad, Mirza Khurram, Khurram Hafeez, Mudassar and Altaf Rehman.

The rally’s aim is to send a message to the world that Pakistan is a peaceful country. BMP Commandant Ikram Malik gave a reception for the rally participants.

Earlier, as the bike rally reached here, it was received by Assistant Commissioner Nabil Ahmed.

Later, a function was also organised in honour of the bikers at the Border Military Police Lines. AC Nabil Ahmed said on the occasion that the bikers were going abroad as ambassadors of Pakistan and will not only promote tourism in the country, but also its image abroad. Singers Faisal Mushtaq and Junaid performed at the reception, besides a traditional Jhumar dance performance.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2021

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