With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari
Gilgit, August 28: Mukarram Tareen, a famed motorcyclist, started his fifteen day journey of Pakistan today from the Gilgit Press Club. He is making the journey to pay tributes to the martyrs of Pakistan Army, for their sacrifices and acts of valour.
During the fifteen day journey, stretching from Hundur village in Yasin (Ghizer) to Karachi, Mukarram intends to hoist the national flag at the graves of the ten officers and Jawans who have been decorated, so far, with Nishan-e-Haider, the highest military award of Pakistan.
Talking to the media, Mukarram said that he will hoist the first national flag at the grave of Shaheed Lalak Jan in Hundur, Yasin Valley. He will then travel to Lahore, Vehari, Gojar Khan, Gujrat, Sawabi, Rawalpindi and reach Karachi on the 6th of September. In Karachi, he will visit the grave of Rashid Minhas Shaheed, and conclude his journey at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan.
Responding to a question, Tareen said that he has been working for the welfare of the impoverished and disabled people. He said that he has travelled on his bike through 16 countries, covering a distance of almost 97,000 kilometers. “I plan to travel from Germany to Pakistan in the future”, said Mukarram.
It is pertinent to note that Mukarram is the first biker to start a journey to pay tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan Army.