'Home is south London', says Sadiq on Pakistan 'homecoming'

Frederick Owens
December 8, 2017

The visit of Khan is a part of his "London is Open" campaign, media reports said.

Khan visits to India and Pakistan are part of the LondonIsOpen campaign - launched by the mayor- to show that London is united and open for businesses, and to the world, following the European Union referendum.

Earlier in the day, while visiting the Golden Temple at Amritsar in India, Mr Khan called on the British government on Wednesday to make a formal apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which almost 400 people were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers.

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

Earlier Sadiq Khan was earlier in India for around three days where he held meetings with government officials, members of the civil society and entertainment industry.

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PM Abbasi said Pakistan gives great importance to its close and cooperative relations with the United Kingdom especially in the area of trade and investment.

Sadiq Khan is now taking part in the first ever trade mission by a London mayor to India and Pakistan. He arrived in Lahore on Wedesday from Wagah border and met with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He said that successful counter-terrorism efforts have made Pakistan an opportune destination for British businesses.

PM Abbasi welcomed him and said that every Pakistani is proud of his election as Mayor of London and prays for his success. "I found Lahore as I had heard of it".

The mayor was born and raised in Tooting, South London.

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