LAHORE Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal while referring to the students attack on the Punjab Assembly has admitted that it was a security lapse which exposed the police department. Talking to the mediamen after the launching of a new type of rice by the Auriga Group here on Thursday, he said that it was a serious violent incident, which had never happened in the history of assemblies. The incident indicated that there was a security lapse and police were clearly responsible for it. To a question, he said that the Punjab Assembly security officials could not be blamed for that incident. He said that investigation was underway and the persons found involved would be punished according to the law. To another question, Iqbal said that Punjab Governor Salman Taseer did not trust him that was why he did not appoint him as acting governor. On Thursday morning, I visited the Governor House and met Salman Taseer where Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was also present. I cannot say anything about the whereabouts of the governor, as Taseer said he was in the country and not abroad. Members of Punjab Assembly also raised questions about the whereabouts of the governor, he added. It is to be noted that the reports of governors secret foreign visit without giving acting charge to Rana Iqbal triggered heated debate in the House on Wednesday. Earlier while appreciating the new product of the Auriga Group, he stressed the need for research in agriculture sector to enhance the production in the country. He said that our neighbouring country had surpassed us in agriculture as well as the manufacturing sector only because of research-oriented work. He informed the audience that the Punjab government was also giving priority to education and research. Our farmer is still using traditional cultivating ways and tools. They cannot progress and enhance their production without the utilisation of new technology, he added.