London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan on maiden tour
The British politician entered Punjab’s capital Lahore from India via the Wagah Border Crossing and was given a rousing welcome on the Pakistani side of the border by Mayor Lahore Col (retd) Mubashar and senior government officials.
Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who would be hosting a dinner in the honour of Sadiq Khan, took to Twitter and welcomed the visiting dignitary.
We welcome Mayor @SadiqKhan from the historic city of London to the historic city of Lahore ...— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 6, 2017
Khan is the first ever mayor of London to make an official visit to Pakistan.
Sadiq Khan is leading a trade mission under the theme ‘London Is Open’ to both India and Pakistan and is flanked by a 16-member delegation.
Earlier, in India, the Mayor met Bollywood bigwigs and addressed a couple of conferences besides visiting heritage sites.
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