The train will run across the country to showcase unity & harmony with Christians on the eve of Christmas
The train started its journey from Rawalpindi on Thursday and is scheduled to reach Karachi on December 31, 2016, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.
Christians in Pakistan make up for one of the two largest (non-Muslim) religious minorities along with Hindus.
The total number of Christians in Pakistan was estimated to be 1.6% of the population in 2005.
The minister, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, said Christians played a key role in the development and prosperity of Pakistan.
“The white colour of our national flag denotes minority groups, and it is incomplete without them,” he said, adding that this train would serve as a symbol of unity, tranquility and harmony wherever it would go.
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