2017-12-07

London mayor invites Pakistanis to British capital

Pakistan Forward

LAHORE -- Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London who is in Pakistan as part of an international campaign, says that he welcomes the people of Pakistan to his city, Geo News reported Wednesday (December 6).

Khan arrived in Lahore Wednesday (December 6) from India as part of the LondonIsOpen campaign, which is aimed at showing that London is united and open for business following the EU referendum, commonly referred to as Brexit.

"Pakistanis are welcome to come to London to study and work. Many successful Londoners who are scientists, teachers and business owners are Pakistanis," said Khan. He made his remarks at the Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore.

The people of London have rejected hatred, said Khan, who added that he is hoping for good deals and partnerships. He also expressed hope for better trade terms between Pakistan and London in the coming years.

Khan's journey continued Thursday (December 7), with his arrival in Islamabad, according to Dawn. Karachi is the next city on his itinerary.

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