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China-Pak friendship car rally welcomed in Pakistan

IANS  |  Islamabad 

A China-Pak Friendship Car Rally that initiated from in has been welcomed in different areas of and is on its way to Rawalpindi, officials said.

According to an official, the rally that entered via Khunjrab Pass on Friday was warmly welcomed by the local administration and military personnel, Xinhua news agency reported.

The rally, comprising 20 cars with 52 people on board, is being held to highlight the significance of China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Silk Road.

The participants attended a flag hoisting ceremony in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The rally will pass through major cities of Pakistan until its final stop in the port city of Gwadar.

The rally will also pass through Iran and will be finally concluded in the United Arab Emirates.

"The China-Pak Friendship Car Rally will not only highlight international significance of the CPEC but will also further strengthen existing Sino-Pak relations," the official said.



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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 06:52 IST