Mayor London Sadiq Khan arrives in Lahore


Earlier, London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrived in Pakistan on an official visit through Wagah Border.

"It's good to come from India, home of my parents and grandparents."The BBC reporter asking the question was Karl Mercer, who was met with a lot of criticism across Twitter this afternoon.At a *minimum* that reporter should be given an extraordinary reprimand".

The mayor replied: "Nah, home is south London mate".

Sadiq is on a three day visit to Pakistan.

Taken aback by the freaky question, Khan added: "It's good to be in Pakistan, it's good to come from India - home of my parents and grandparents".

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

A BBC spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, the reporter's question was in the context of the chief minister's "homecoming" remark. "But it's good to be in Pakistan", he continued with a smile. "The full answer the mayor gave shows he understood the context of the question".

The week-long visit aims to promote London and strengthen commercial and cultural ties with Indian and Pakistani cities.

The London mayor explained his "London is Open" campaign, saying London remained the best place to study and work.