BBC SLAMMED over 'RACIST' question to London Mayor Sadiq Khan

BBC SLAMMED over 'RACIST' question to London Mayor Sadiq Khan

BBC SLAMMED over 'RACIST' question to London Mayor Sadiq Khan

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. Khan has said that his trip seeks to "strengthen the links that exist between London and these great cities of Pakistan".

The BBC said that many had referred to it as a "homecoming" including Punjab's chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The Mayor, born in Tooting, south-west London, was meeting local dignitaries in Wagah, on the border with India and Pakistan as part of a trade mission visit.

Khan, earlier in the day, visited Golden Temple in Punjab.

He arrived in Lahore after a three-day visit to India.

The goal 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. PM Abbasi said that successful efforts to eradicate the menace of terrorism have made Pakistan an opportune destination for United Kingdom businesses.

Sadiq Khan said that he was impressed by the remarkable progress achieved by the government in different areas particularly in infrastructure, technology and energy. The chief minister said that the CPEC had opened new avenues of foreign investment in Pakistan and British investors should fully avail the opportunity. "I found Lahore as I had heard of it". Sadiq Khan was born and raised in South London.

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