Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives in Lahore, meets CM Shahbaz Sharif

The visiting mayor arrived in Lahore via Wagah Border crossing between India and Pakistan

Earlier, London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrived in Pakistan on an official visit through Wagah Border.

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.

Khan was received on the Pakistani side of the border by Mayor Lahore Col (retd) Mubashar and senior government officials, Geo News reported.

Sharing images from the trip, he tweeted: "Honour to visit the most sacred place in the world for the Sikh faith - the lovely Golden Temple here in Amritsar, India".

BBC has defended their reporter's bold question by pointing out that it originated from the fact that many, including Punjab's chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, had called the mayor's trip "homecoming".

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Mr Khan said that the cities of London and Lahore enjoyed good relations and expressed the desire to enhance cooperation and investment with Lahore in various sectors.

The London mayor was also briefed about the investment opportunities for trade and investment in the country.

The chief minister was quoted as saying that Pakistan had achieved great success in its war on terrorism, and would win it by introducing various socio-economic reforms. He was happy to note that Pakistan and its society were progressing.

Sadiq Khan said that Pakistan and London share a long and unique history that has had a profound influence on shaping our respective societies, economies, and cultures.

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

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