ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Motorcar Rally has started its countrywide journey from Khunjerab Zero Point on Saturday under the auspices of Pakistan Army.
Commander Force Command Northern Areas Major General Saqib Mehmood Malik and Chief Secretary Kazim Niaz hoisted the national flag and inaugurated the rally at Zero Point.
Famous mountaineer Nazir Sabir and Samina Baig were guest of the honour on this occasion.
Starting from Khunjerab, the rally will pass through Gilgit, Babusar, Islamabad, South Waziristan, Quetta and Karachi before ending in Gawadar. The rally will cover more than 3000 km in 10 days.
300 jeeps, 500 motorcycles and 150 Vintage Cars drawn from 23 Motor clubs across the country are participating in the first of its kind mega event.
According to Inter Services Public Relations, the rally is part of 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan.
The basic aims of the rally includes promotion of adventure sports, showcasing tourism potential, highlighting cultural heritage, networking piecemeal and scant clubs dealing with the motorsports, and encouraging vintage preservation in Pakistan.