Sadiq Khan crosses Wagah Border on foot!

London Mayor arrives in Pakistan on 1st official visit

Sadiq Khan crosses Wagah Border on foot!

Earlier in Wednesday night's BBC London report, Khan did speak about how important it was for him to visit places like the Golden Temple in Amritsar, while Punjab's chief minister Shehbaz Sharif also described Khan's visit as a "homecoming".

Sadiq Khan is leading a trade mission under the theme "London Is Open" to both India and Pakistan and is flanked by a 16-member delegation.

A reporter was caught on camera today asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan "what does it feel like coming home?" as he spoke to media in Pakistan.

Earlier in the day, while visiting the Golden Temple at Amritsar in India, Mr Khan called on the British government on Wednesday to make a formal apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which almost 400 people were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers.

Sharing images from the trip, he tweeted: "Honour to visit the most sacred place in the world for the Sikh faith - the lovely Golden Temple here in Amritsar, India".

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The week-long visit aims to promote London and strengthen commercial and cultural ties with Indian and Pakistani cities.

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.

"But it's good to be in Pakistan", Khan added with a grin. "It is the heart of Pakistan and is certainly the hub of Pakistani culture", Khan is quoted to have said.

The objective of the Mayor's visit is to forge closer ties with the Pakistani business community and focus on meeting the young, up-and-coming generation who will play a key role in the ongoing development of the country.

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