Foreign minister briefs London mayor on Pakistan's economic successes

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2017

Khan, whose parents were born in India and lived in Pakistan before emigrating to the United Kingdom, responded immediately by saying: "Home's south London, mate".

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks at a business reception in the grounds of the British High Commission in Islamabad during a visit to Islamabad in Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif briefed on Thursday London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Pakistan's economic successes.

Commenting on the Mayor's response, Ms Pidgeon said: "Sadiq Khan likes to boast about the start of the London Overground night service but he can not hide away from the fact Londoners have always been promised a Boxing Day service on the London Overground".

"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. He is scheduled to spend three days in Pakistan and will travel to Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi.

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.

The trip is aimed at strengthening trade and investment links as well as promoting cultural exchange.

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