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Thursday Oct 26 2017
By
GEO NEWS

Second phase of Pakistan Motor Rally concludes in South Waziristan

By
GEO NEWS

RAWALPINDI: The second of phase of Pakistan Motor Rally, organised by the Pakistan Army to commemorate 70th year of the country's independence, concluded in South Waziristan on Thursday, with The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor and army chief participating in it.

The rally, which includes more than 300 jeeps, 500 bikers and 150 vintage cars drawn from 23 motor clubs across the country, started on October 21 and will culminate upon reaching Gwadar on October 31.

An SUV speeds up during the car race held in Gomal Zam, South Waziristan on October 26, 2017. — Geo News screengrab
Another SUV speeds past during the car race held in Gomal Zam, South Waziristan on October 26, 2017. — Geo News screengrab

It reached Gomal Zam in South Waziristan from Islamabad on Wednesday. The locals in the area accorded a warm welcome to participants of the rally upon reaching the area, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Paratroopers demonstrating their skills in Gomal Zam on October 26, 2017. — Geo News screengrab

A car and motorcycle race was also held among the participants in Gomal Zam on Thursday, the ISPR said in a statement.

Speaking on the occasion, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said organising the car rally in terrorism-affected areas is a clear evidence of their claims for peace.

Motorcyclists during the race in Gomal Zam on October 26, 2017. — Geo News screengrab

"With the efforts and sacrifices of Pakistan Army, these areas have returned to normal," he said.

The COAS praised the morale of the participants, the statement read.

General Bajwa handing cash prize to a participant of the race. Geo News screengrab

General Bajwa and Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra also distributed prizes among participants for best performances.