London Mayor Sadiq Khan to arrive in Karachi today

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KARACHI: London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first ever Pakistani-origin British citizen to visit India and Pakistan, is expected to arrive in Karachi this Thursday evening.

Having visited India earlier, Sadiq Khan is currently in Pakistan on a goodwill visit to promote his ‘London is Open’ campaign.

An exhibition cricket match will also be played at British Consulate in his honour. Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed will also play in the exhibition match.

The London Mayor is also scheduled to visit Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum, according to sources.

Sadiq Khan yesterday entered Lahore from India via the Wagah Border Crossing where Mayor Lahore Col (retd) Mubashar and senior government officials welcomed him into the country.

London Mayor who is active Twitter user shared the post, “He is the first British politician to make the journey from India to Pakistan via Wagah Border.”

Thus, Sadiq Khan became the first London Mayor to visit Pakistan in over 70 years.

He wrote: “From the beauty of India to the vibrancy of Pakistan – today I crossed the border on foot – becoming the first British politician to make this journey in recent history.” –Samaa

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Story first published: 7th December 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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