Australian senators pay tribute to Iqbal, visit Badshahi mosque


A five member delegation of Australian Senate led by David Johnston laid floral wreath at the Mizar-e-Iqbal. Head of the delegation David Johnston said that Allama Iqbal is a poet relevant to the entire humanity. Members of the delegation also visited Badshahi Mosque where Khateeb of the mosque Moulana Abdul Khabeer Azad welcomed them. Australian High Commissioner Peter Heyward was also present on the occasion. They said that all religions of the world give lessons of peace and brotherhood.
Later, the delegation visited University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences where Secretary Livestock and Vice Chancellor of the University welcomed them. David Johnston said that we have come to Pakistan to further strengthen the friendship between the two countries. Vice Chancellor of UVAS Dr Talat Naseer Pasha gave briefed members of the delegation about the performance of the university. He said that university is providing best educational facilities to the students and is assisting farmers for breeding animals and enhancing farm production. He added that foreign students were also enrolled in UVAS and the university was offering specialisations and PhD’s in five disciplines. Dr Hassan, Incharge of ASLP a project started in collaboration with Australian government briefed the delegation on operational aspects of the project. Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Muhammad Irfan Elahi informed the delegation that Punjab government is making efforts for the welfare of the farmers and intends to expand this programme throughout the province so that maximum people could benefit from it. Representatives of the farmers expressed their gratitude to the members of the Australian delegation and university management for starting ASLP.