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With message of peace, London Mayor Khan crosses border from India to Pakistan

Sadiq Khan eats at a community kitchen as he visits the holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India. (Reuters)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrived in Lahore on Wednesday via the Wagah border with the message that many Indians wanted good relations with Pakistan, a news report has revealed.

According to a Dawn news report, this is the first time a mayor of London has visited Lahore.

Khan is on a six-day mission to strengthen cultural and economic ties with the British capital. He had earlier stayed in India for three days where he met politicians and other prominent personalities in Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar.

 

Khan later called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at his residence and attended a luncheon there.

The mayor was received at the Wagah border by Mayor of Lahore retired Col Mubashar Javed and senior officials of the Punjab government. “I found Lahore as I had heard of it. It is the heart of Pakistan and is certainly the hub of Pakistani culture,” Khan is quoted to have said.

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Last Update: Thursday, 7 December 2017 KSA 14:30 - GMT 11:30
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