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December 6, 2017
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan visits Badshahi mosque, Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum

LAHORE: As part of his tour in Pakistan for ‘London Is Open’ campaign, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan paid a visit to the historical Badshahi Mosque and Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum in Lahore.

Penning down his thoughts in the visitor’s book, Sadiq Khan was presented the guard of honor on this occasion.

Sadiq Khan was accompanied by Lahore Mayor Colonel (retd) Mubashir.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrived in Pakistan on an official visit on Wednesday.

Mr Khan who arrived in India earlier this week entered Pakistan through Wagah Border, where was received by Lahore Mayor.

He is scheduled to spend three days in Pakistan and besides Lahore, he will visit Islamabad and Karachi.

Sadiq Khan is the first London's mayor to visit both India and Pakistan as he looks to promote closer ties between the two countries and the capitals.

Sadiq Khan had announced a six-day tour, visiting Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar.

Talking to The News on December 2 Sadiq Khan said that British Pakistanis made London the greatest city in the world. “I want to spread the massage when I go to Pakistan and India,” he added.

Meeting with Punjab Chief Minister

The mayor of London and his delegation arrived at the Chief Minister House amid strict security where he was received by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Sharif hosted a luncheon for the guests and discussed issues of mutual interest during the meeting.

Sadiq Khan thanked the host for the warm welcome he received during his first visit to Pakistan.

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