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London is open so is Lahore: Ali Zafar greets Sadiq Khan

London is open so is Lahore: Ali Zafar greets Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has assured Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that he would work towards fostering closer ties between London and Pakistan.

A reporter was caught on camera today asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan "what does it feel like coming home?" as he spoke to media in Pakistan.

Earlier, the London Mayor had a busy day in Islamabad as he met business leaders to discuss how together ways to promote London and Pakistan's links in trade, investment, education, tourism and culture.

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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".

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who would be hosting a dinner in the honour of Sadiq Khan, took to Twitter and welcomed the visiting dignitary.

The London mayor was also briefed about the investment opportunities for trade and investment in the country. The government, in collaboration with the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, had already introduced far-reaching reforms in education, healthcare and skills development sectors. "But it's good to be in Pakistan", he continued with a smile. "I am happy to know that Pakistan's economy is growing", he said, while thanking the mayor for according him a warm welcome. On this occasion, Zafar equated London with Lahore vis-à-vis socio-cultural openness.

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