A picture of Lahore
More often than not, Pakistan is in the media for all the wrong reasons. When people generally think about this country the things that come to mind are corruption, kidnapping, sporting scandals and natural disasters. Recently, Lahore was in the news because a bomb blasts at a public park tore through the local community on Easter Saturday. This was a horrific event in which many people died or were severely injured.
I’ve recently returned from the beautiful city of Lahore with a good friend and colleague of mine. I always love traveling there and feel more than welcome; our local friends/colleagues look after us so well that I never feel unsafe. It’s devastating to hear of these recent attacks and my thoughts are with everyone back there.
Picture 1: Rebecca Doyle with Hassan Warriach (our in-country project manager) and myself at a cattle market not far from Lahore city.
Below are some pictures our recent trip. These are just to remind everyone that Lahore, and Pakistan in general is not what is depicted in the news, but is a wonderful & stunning place full of loving & friendly people. I have never felt more welcome than I have when I go to work in Pakistan and every trip our colleagues go well out of their way to make our trip enjoyable, comfortable and safe. My thoughts are with all Lahoris at this difficult time, especially our dairy project team who work so hard to help local rural communities.
Picture 2: Rebecca in one of the villages with some local farmers as well as team members Khadija and Khizer.
Picture 3: Dr Muhammad Afzal talking to Rebecca about a calf trial they are proposing to carry-out
Picture 4: Here we are with Zulfiqar our friendly driver at the stunning Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.