PM inaugurates vintage cars’ display at Pakistan Monument


Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk on Monday inaugurated the showcasing of two vintage cars at the Pakistan Monument, which have remained under use of the country’s heads of State and government and also the visiting dignitaries from time to time. The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Mercedes Pullman S600 is a gift from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Pakistan Monument Museum, which have been put on display for the general public. Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk had taken the decision to restore and preserve the vintage cars and ordered their placement at the Museum, instead of an earlier proposal of their auction.
During his visit to the Museum, the Prime Minister expressed hope that showcasing of cars would help the young and coming generations learn about Pakistan’s history and also the tradition of hospitality rendered to the visiting international guests. He took round of the Museum and evinced keen interest in the vintage cars which he termed as “witness to an important part of national history”.
Later, Executive Director Lok Virsa Shahera Shahid told APP that Hakkas (Pvt) Limited had volunteered to restore the glorious cars complimentarily in the spirit of preserving the valued national heritage. She expressed confidence that the vintage cars would attract more visitors at the unique Museum which offers glimpses of history through three-dimensional dioramas.
The and luxurious Mercedes Pullman S600, built in 1970, was imported by the Government of Pakistan the same year and remained in use of President General Yahya Khan and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.—APP

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