PML-N celebrates Sadiq Khan victory
MULTAN—The PML-N organized a rally to celebrate victory of Sadiq Khan, who was elected as a Mayor of London, here on Saturday. The rally, led by tehsil president Hamza Shahid Lodhi, started from MDA Chowk and culminated at Katchery intersection. The participants raised slogans and danced at beat of drums to rejoice victory of the first Muslim mayor of London.
A large number of party workers, including Mian Razaaq, Farhan Ansai, Sohail Shah, Rana Amir, Arshad Sabri, Mehr Aziz, participated in the rally. Pakistan, Khan was the fifth child out of seven brothers and one sister. He grew up in public housing in Tooting, an ethnically mixed residential area in south London, and slept in a bunkbed until he was 24.
His modest background plays well in a city that is proud of its diversity and loves a self-made success story. Khan regularly recalls how his late father drove London’s famous red buses, and his mother was a seamstress. One of his brothers is a motor mechanic. He is a handy boxer, having learnt the sport to defend himself in the streets against those who hurled racist abuse at him. Two of his brothers are boxing coaches.
He remains sporting and ran the 2014 London Marathon. Khan joined the Labour Party aged 15 when Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher was in her pomp. At school, he wanted to study science and become a dentist. But a teacher spotted his gift for verbal sparring and directed him towards law.
He gained a law degree from the University of North London and started out as a trainee lawyer in 1994 at the Christian Fisher legal firm.