LAHORE: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has spent a busy day in the Walled City after arriving from India through Wagah border yesterday (6th of December).
Khan, alongwith a delegation of British investors, called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and voiced their interest in investment in CPEC projects.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister held that CPEC had opened new horizons of foreign investment in Pakistan.
Punjab chief minister said that the British investors should take full advantage of the ‘golden opportunity’ by investing in Economic Corridor projects.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said London would welcome as many Pakistanis as possible. When told that many visa applications from Pakistan were rejected recently, he countered that much more were granted visas.
Khan said London, that attracted the largest number of tourists in the world, was the capital of global education.
Holding that Arts and Culture were embedded in London’s society he told that every sixth job there was occupied by art creators.
London Mayor noted that Pakistan was an emerging market – not only for UK but also for the whole world.
When asked to name one thing that he liked the most about Pakistan, he replied that was ‘Pakistanis’ who he found very caring and loving.
Sadiq said he was proud that his roots are from Pakistan. He told his parents migrated to the UK some 60 years ago.
At that time, he said, they faced racial discrimination, as colored people were not allowed in many places and clubs.
He said the discrimination reduced substantially when he was studying. Now, he noted, his children enjoy equal rank in society, expressing the hope that things would also ameliorate gradually in Pakistan.
Productive and constructive day in Islamabad meeting political and business leaders, including the Prime Minister. We’re leaving Islamabad with stronger business ties that will benefit both cities. #LondonIsOpen pic.twitter.com/cU8JqXPSP8
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) December 7, 2017
(VIDEO AND TEXT) Ex-pupil of Jamia Naeemia throws shoe at Nawaz Sharif inside the seminary!
LAHORE: A former pupil of Jamia Naeemia (Abdul Ghafoor) has thrown a shoe at Nawaz Sharif here today when he was about to deliver his speech at an event held to mark the death anniversary of Mufti Muhammad Hussain Naeemi here at Garhi Shahu seminary.
According to details as soon as the deposed prime minister was escorted to the podium Abdul Ghafoor, ex-student of Jamia Naeemia, hurled his peshawari chappal at him hitting his shoulder.
The bearded man jumped in the air to rejoice the performance of successful shoe-hurling stunt chanting Labbaik Y Rasool Allah. He was handed over the the Police after a thorough beating.
Nawaz Sharif stayed put and addressed the audience present on the occasion despite the incident. Shoe-thrower was roughed-up by ousted PM’s men and handed over to the police alongwith his facilitators.
It is pertinent to mention here that just yesterday (Saturday 10th of March, 2018) a man doused the Foreign Minister with black ink.
Grasping at the incident Politicians took to the twitter to condemn the shoe-throwing act:
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Shahbaz Sharif to take reigns of PML-N tomorrow!
LAHORE: Following its Central Executive Committee & Central Working Committee meeting here tomorrow Shahbaz Sharif will take the control of PML-N as its new party president.
Readers may recall that quoting Constitution’s Articles 62 and 63 the SC had disqualified Nawaz Sharif.
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PTI chief Imran Khan marries Bushra Wattoo in a simple ceremony!
LAHORE: PTI took to the twitter to announce that its chief Imran Khan has married Bushra Manika (Wattoo, in her 40’s) in a simple ceremony held here at the bride’s residence on Sunday (18th of February, 2018).
Nikah was performed by Mufti Saeed in presence of Awn Chaudhary and Zulfi Bukhari who signed the Nikahnama as witnesses.
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) February 18, 2018
Congratulations to IK on his nikah to Bushra today. May he find happiness in his personal life. Wish him the best. pic.twitter.com/gnGTxLsA8a
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 18, 2018
Congratulations Imran Khan on his marriage. Wish the happy couple all the best #MubarakImranKhan
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) February 18, 2018