Winter is almost upon us and as part of the country’s 70th Independence Day celebrations, Motor
Rally 2017 was initiated from Khunjrab Pass, keeping Gilgit as the first stop, Abbottabad second and
then a massive event in Islamabad.
Motor Car Rally was powered by the Pakistan Army and ISPR on 23 rd of this month at the Parade
Ground Islamabad. The event was hosted by Sidra Iqbal and Noor-ul- Hassan, familiar and talented
faces from the entertainment industry.
Noor ul Hassan and Sultan Tauqeer Awan was briefing the spectators about each vehicle in detail.
Sultan Tauqeer Awan is the Chairman Hajvairy Group of companies and is also the major contributor
in showcasing vintage, classic and sports cars at the event.
DG ISPR, Asim Bajwa was the chief guest of the event.
The rally consisted of over 300 jeeps, 500 bikers, and 150 vintage cars drawn from 23 motor clubs
across the country including 7 female drivers.
Ustad Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, a Pakistani classical singer belonging to Patiala Gharana, began the
musical part of the rally by singing ‘DEEWANE CHALE JAB SAATH TU BAN JAYE BAAT’, ‘AANKHON KE
SAGAR’, ‘MORA PIYA MOSE BOLAT NAHI’, ‘ALLAH WAARIYAN’, ‘TERE NAINA’ from the movie My
Name Is Khan and ‘HAI KIYA JO TERE MERE DARMIAN HAI’. Keeping the theme of the Motor Car Rally
for the 70th Independence of Pakistan, He sang “AE WATAN PYARAY WATAN’ and performed, ‘O LAL
MERI’ at the end which mesmerized the entire crowd.
After a brief gap, Atif Aslam, hit the stage with his most famous “WO LAMHAY” followed by “DOORIE
SAHI JAE NA”,” O RE PIYA”,” MAHI VE TERE DILAN DIYAN GALLAN”. Full of expressions, Atif Aslam
engaged the entire crowd perfectly. “MERAY WATAN TERI JANAT” took the event to completely
different zone. While he sang “TU RANG SHARBATON KA’, the crowd went wild. He ended his
performance with a viral track from Coke studio 9 ‘TAJDAR E HARAM”.
ISPR managed to pull off an amazing event, showcasing different colors of Pakistan and hopefully,
we’ll see more of these well-organized events in the future.