LAHORE: Taking full advantage of the off-day from hectic cricketing activity, the visiting Australian Army cricket team spent Thursday seeing historical sites in the city.
Athletes from 13 other foreign countries taking part in the First International Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) competition didn't miss the opportunity either and took a round of the city at the end of a hectic exhibition of sit-ups.
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The athletes visited the mausoleum of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, where they were accorded a warm welcome upon their arrival, and were briefed about the contribution and work of Iqbal. After paying homage to the great poet, the visitors went on to see the historic mosque built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, taking in a beautiful view of the Minar-e-Pakistan from the balconies of the mosque.
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Later, the visitors toured the Lahore Fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Appropriately, their city tour ended with the splendid demonstration by the smart jawans of the Rangers during the flag ceremony parade at the Wagah border.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2016.