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London mayor announces India and Pakistan trade mission

Sadiq Khan
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan is to visit India and Pakistan on a mission to drum up trade links between the capital and the two countries.

He is due to meet not only politicians and business leaders, but also figures in the Bollywood film industry as well as representatives of the sports, tech and education sectors during his six-day visit to six cities towards the end of this year.

His office said Mr Khan would be the first Mayor of London to visit India and Pakistan in a single trip, as well as the first major British politician to carry out a trade mission to both countries in recent times.

Only two cities in the world provide more investment in Pakistan than London, and 44% of the fastest growing Indian companies now have a base in London.

Mr Khan said: "As someone whose grandparents were born in India, and whose parents moved to London from Pakistan, I feel a deep affinity for the subcontinent.

"But what excites me most about this trip is that I know it can deliver real benefits for Londoners - benefits in terms of business and trade, jobs and investment, and in terms of cultural and technological exchange.

’مریم بی بی کا بیان درست نہیں ہے‘

جسٹس ریٹائرّ طارق محمود کہتے ہیں کہ مریم نواز کا یہ موقف غلط ہے کہ برطانوی شہری ہونے کے با
معرثف قانونداں جسٹس ریٹائرّ طارق محمود کہتے ہیں کہ مریم نواز کا یہ موقف غلط ہے کہ کیونکہ ان کے دونوں بھائی  برطانوی شہریہیں تو ان کے  خلاف قانونی کاروائں نہیں ہو سکتی۔ ان کے مھابق اگر ایک ملک کا قانون توڑآ گیا ہے تو اسی ملک میں مقدمہ چلایا جاتا ہے۔