ISLAMABAD - A seven-member delegation from Ministry of Defence, Afghanistan, visited the main campus of National University of Sciences and Technology here on Wednesday. The delegation was led by Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi. Upon its arrival, the delegation was warmly received by Rector NUST Engr Muhammad Asghar. In his welcome address, the Rector recited some verses from Allama Iqbal’s poetry in which the great poet of the East had praised the Afghan nation, describing it as the heart of Asia. To this, Afghan Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi acknowledged Allama Iqbal as the great saint poet not only of Pakistan but also of Afghanistan. Subsequently, the delegates were given a detailed briefing on the functioning, academic programmes, genesis, and constituent institutions of NUST. On the occasion, the Rector, on behalf of Chairman NUST Board of Governors COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, announced 20 PhD fully funded scholarships for Afghan students in any discipline being offered by NUST.