Pakistan offers excellent opportunities: PM Abbasi tells London Mayor

Pauline Gross
December 8, 2017

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

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

Sadiq Khan is on a three-day visit to Pakistan as part of the "London is Open" promotional tour.

Khan visits to India and Pakistan are part of the LondonIsOpen campaign - launched by the mayor- to show that London is united and open for businesses, and to the world, following the European Union referendum.

Earlier, in India, the Mayor met Bollywood bigwigs and addressed a couple of conferences besides visiting heritage sites.

The chief minister was quoted as saying that Pakistan had achieved great success in its war on terrorism, and would win it by introducing various socio-economic reforms.

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The London mayor was also briefed about the investment opportunities for trade and investment in the country.

Mr Khan said that the cities of London and Lahore enjoyed good relations and expressed the desire to enhance cooperation and investment with Lahore in various sectors.

Asked in July of this year for an update, Mr Khan said TfL expected "to be able to confirm the plan for London Overground Boxing Day services in September".

"We were advised against going to India and Pakistan on the same trip", Khan said.

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

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