Mayor London Sadiq Khan arrives in city Mayor London Sadiq Khan arrives in city

A warm welcome was accorded to Mayor London Sadiq Khan who arrived here on Wednesday from India via Wagah border.

He was received by Lahore Mayor Col (retd) Mubashir Javaid. Later, he met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
at Model Town.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interests cameunder discussion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that the visit of Mayor London would further improve and strengthen relations between Pakistan and Britain.

“Pakistan is a peaceful country and it has rendered great sacrifices to overcome the menace of terrorism”, he added.

He said the country had achieved unprecedented achievements in war against terrorism.

Provincial Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, chief secretary Punjab and others were also present.

Later, the Mayor London visited the Mausoleum of the Poet of the East Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal and offered Fateha and
also recorded his impressions in the visitor’s book. He also visited Badshahi Mosque.

Mayor Lahore Col (retd) Mubashir Javaid was also present on the occasion.

Later, Mayor of London speaking at a ceremony held in his honour at Alhamra, said, “I thank all of you for your love and good wishes”.

He said that Pakistan was an emerging market for Britain and role of Pakistani community in London was admirable.

To a query, Sadiq Khan said that he would give recommendations to ease the issuance of visas to Pakistani students and skilful
persons.

He said that transport in Pakistan had improved like in London.

To another question, he said that his parents and teachers always encouraged him to work hard.

He said, “Our programme “London is Open” is aimed at promoting new business links”. He said that Pakistan has a lot of potential. (APP)

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