Will play role for fostering Pak-UK ties, London mayor assures PM

Will play role for fostering Pak-UK ties, London mayor assures PM

With more than 35 million pilgrims visiting Amritsar every year to obeisance at the famous Golden Temple, Amritsar had emerged as the preferred destination for the Punjabi diaspora and foreign tourists, the MLAs said in the memorandum.

The mayor was born and raised in Tooting, South London.

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.

BBC has defended their reporter's bold question by pointing out that it originated from the fact that many, including Punjab's chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, had called the mayor's trip "homecoming". Bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and Pakistan is valued at £2.5bn and only two cities in the world provide more investment in Pakistan than London.

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

"We welcome Mayor @SadiqKhan from the historic city of London to the historic city of Lahore.", the chief minister posted.

The mayor was expected to be accompanied to Pakistan by senior business executives from London who are looking for trade deals or investment opportunities.

An Overground train runs from Imperial Wharf to Clapham Junction, on a journey which spans the River Thames.A promised Boxing Day service on the London Overground won't be introduced until at least 2018, if at all, Mayor Sadiq Khan has said in remarks branded "bitterly disappointing" by one London Assembly Member.

Sadiq Khan is now taking part in the first ever trade mission by a London mayor to India and Pakistan.