Australian army cricket team visit historic places of Lahore


LAHORE, Oct 20 (APP)- Taking full advantage of the off-day from hectic cricket activity the visiting Australian Army cricket team spent Thursday visiting the historical sites in the city.

The athletes of the 14 foreign countries taking part in the PACES didn’t miss the opportunity too and at the end of a hectic exhibition of Sit-Ups they also had a round of the city.

The visitors visited the Mausoleum of Allama Mohammed Iqbal where they were given a warm welcome. They were briefed about the contribution and work of Iqbal who is popularly known as the Poet of East. After paying homage to the great poet the visitors stepped up to see historic Masjid which was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

From the balconies of the Masjid they also enjoyed the beautiful scene of Minar-i-Pakistan.

Later the visitors were taken to the Lahore Fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. They were briefed about the history of Mughal dynasty in Indo-Pak sub-continent.

The visitors were overwhelmed by the rich architect of the Mughal era and praised the grandeur of the historical sites.

Their city tour ended amid a splendid demonstration of smart Jawans of Rangers during the flag ceremony parade at the Wagha border.