Thursday, 14 December, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Lahore

Sadiq Khan is accompanied by his 16-member delegation Sadiq Khan is accompanied by his 16-member delegation
Lucia Summers | 07 December, 2017, 09:52

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.

An exhibition match will be played at British Consulate in honour of the mayor's visit.

London's mayor, on a six day trip to India and Pakistan, called on Mrs May to reinstate the post-study work visas she scrapped in 2012.

Khan is the first ever mayor of London to make an official visit to Pakistan.

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"I see my visit as an exciting opportunity to build on the ties that bind our cities and countries together", Sadiq Khan said while talking to the Chief Minister Punjab.

The London mayor is accompanied by a team of British IT executives, who have been meeting politicians, investors and entrepreneurs in Pakistan and India to strengthen trade links with both countries.

All this traffic can travel direct with a non-stop British Airways flight between London-Amritsar, according to the memorandum, adding that this would lead to a major increase in business apart from making British Airways more popular among the large Punjabi population settled all over the world.

"The main reason I am here is to spread the message that London is Open for business, friendship, and trade", he said while speaking to the media in Lahore. "Many thanks to the Mayor of Lahore, Mubashir Javed, for hosting a fantastic evening of culture to mark my arrival in Pakistan".

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