LONDON – The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrived in his homeland Pakistan on Wednesday on his maiden tour since he assumed office last year.
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.