A major step in ‘religious tourism’ has been initiated in Lahore as a group consisting of 25 bikers on Friday left for Saudi Arabia via road to perform Umrah.
The bikers will cover a distance of more than 14,000 kilometers to reach Makkah.
At Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium, officials of the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) and officials of Iran’s Khana Farhang (culture center) were present as the group of motorcycles set out on their journey.
The TDCP states that the riders’ primary goal while traveling through Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq would be to see the major cultural, religious, and tourist landmarks in each location.
The motorcyclists say that their journey is meant to advance friendship, brotherhood, and peace. Before setting out on this expedition, they completed a comprehensive amount of research for this task.
Moreover, the bikers also revealed that they have ensured all necessary security arrangements needed for the journey.