London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan

Sadiq Khan is accompanied by his 16-member delegation

Sadiq Khan is accompanied by his 16-member delegation

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif briefed on Thursday London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Pakistan's economic successes.

Quick to respond, Khan replied: "Home is South London mate".

He reached Pakistan from India via the Wagah Border Crossing. "It's good to come from India, home of my parents and grandparents".

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In May past year, Khan defied all odds and won the race for London mayor, beating the government-supported multi-billionaire Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith.

The footage has been widely shared on social media leading to the BBC to issue a statement.

A BBC spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, the reporter's question was in the context of the chief minister's "homecoming" remark. "The full answer the mayor gave shows he understood the context of the question".

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Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who would be hosting a dinner in the honour of Sadiq Khan, took to Twitter and welcomed the visiting dignitary.

Khan, son of Pakistani bus driver, defeated Goldsmith by 44 to 35 per cent in the first preference votes and easily managed to win in the second preference.

Sadiq Khan said that Pakistan and London share a long and unique history that has had a profound influence on shaping our respective societies, economies, and cultures.

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