Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrived in Lahore

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan on maiden tour

PM Abbasi told Khan that every Pakistani is proud of his election as mayor of London and prays for his success.

Khan is scheduled to travel to Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi during his three-day visit to Pakistan.

Earlier, the London Mayor had a busy day in Islamabad as he met business leaders to discuss how together ways to promote London and Pakistan's links in trade, investment, education, tourism and culture.

The BBC later defended the reporter's question, claiming it resulted because Punjab's chief minister Shehbaz Sharif had already described the trip as a "homecoming".

The goal of the Mayor's visit is to forge closer ties with the Pakistani business community and focus on meeting the young, up-and-coming generation who will play a key role in the ongoing development of the country.


The mayor was received at the Wagah border by Mayor of Lahore retired Col Mubashar Javed and senior officials of the Punjab government. The chief minister said that the CPEC had opened new avenues of foreign investment in Pakistan and British investors should fully avail the opportunity.

Speaking at a dinner reception given by the mayor of Lahore, Mr Khan said he was impressed by the hospitality of the people of Lahore.

Commenting on the Mayor's response, Ms Pidgeon said: "Sadiq Khan likes to boast about the start of the London Overground night service but he can not hide away from the fact Londoners have always been promised a Boxing Day service on the London Overground". He was happy to note that Pakistan and its society were progressing.

Khan was elected the first Muslim Mayor of London and was born in Tooting, south-west London.

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