London mayor, wife wish to visit Pakistan soon

Published: May 3, 2015
London Mayor Borin Johnson. PHOTO: AFP

London Mayor Borin Johnson. PHOTO: AFP

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s wife has been constantly asking him to make a trip to Pakistan – her ancestral land. 

In an interview to a private news channel, Johnson said that he will be visiting Pakistan soon after the elections are over.

“My wife originates from Pakistan, she is a Sikh and her parents were from Sargodha. She has been asking me to visit Pakistan since a long time but unfortunately I was unable to do so but I intend to visit the amazing country soon,” he said.

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Johnson added that he is friends with Peter Oborne, who is a cricket writer and analyst, and said that Oborne is upset with him for not visiting the country.

“I have promised him too that the visit will be on my priority list after the elections are over,” he added.

The mayor said that he will be visiting Pakistan to promote trade between the two countries.

“There is a huge potential of trade between Pakistan and London and we need to focus on that and I am quite willing to do everything I can on that front,” he said.

“Pakistan is an amazing country with amazing people,” he added.

Further, Johnson said that British Pakistanis should vote for the Conservative Party in the upcoming elections because they share the same ‘values and principles’ as Pakistanis.

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Commenting on the generalisation that all Muslims are ‘extremists,’ he said that this was unacceptable and alternative words need to be found to describe militant groups such as the Islamic State.

The mayor stated that Islamophobia posed a serious problem to multiculturalism in Britain and it is crucial that all parties unite to defeat this menace.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • pakistani
    May 3, 2015 - 5:51PM

    you do realize this is to get the vote bank. right !Recommend

  • AA
    May 3, 2015 - 6:13PM

    Most welcome…but come after the elections are over….Recommend

  • A-No.1
    May 3, 2015 - 6:53PM

    BoJo’s jokes have gone too far this time.Recommend

  • Rahi Milla
    May 3, 2015 - 9:00PM

    You are most welcome to visit Pakistan Boris. Trade is the only way to deepen ties between Pakistan and UK. Pakistanis in UK are very passionate about Britain and would love to facilitate these trading ties. Kind Regards.Recommend

  • lkhan
    May 3, 2015 - 11:10PM

    Oh no, Pakistan has enough mad people as is, not one more please….Recommend

  • Suhail Yusuf
    May 3, 2015 - 11:45PM

    Dear Boris, Kindly come to Pakistan. You will to see the soft image of Pakistan. Please visit Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and northern areas. We will again welcome you in our homeland. Recommend

  • May 4, 2015 - 12:35AM

    Thank you Boris Johnson’s for your kind words for Pakistan and its people. Hope you visit Pakistan soon and take your wife to Sargodha and other cities of Pakistan. We people of Pakistan look forward to welcome you Recommend

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