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Bilawal, Zardari get invite for Biden’s inauguration

Web Report/Islamabad
Filed on January 12, 2021

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari
(Reuters file)

Asif Ali Zardari

PPP chairman to arrive in the US on Jan 19

Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and the country’s former president Asif Ali Zardari have been invited to the inauguration ceremony of the US President-elect Joe Biden, The CorrespondentPK reported.

According to the report, Bilawal will arrive in the US on January 19, a day before Biden’s inauguration. He will stay in the US till January 22.

Bilawal will also hold informal meetings with the Biden camp. Sources said that he is scheduled to meet US Senators.

Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for January 20 on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

However, Asif Zardari can’t attend the ceremony as his name is listed on the Exit Control List. The PPP claimed that its leaders were the first in Pakistan to receive the invitation.

The invitation came from the Democratic Party, which is reported to have close contacts with the PPP.

Last month, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah visited the US and held meeting with the members of the Democratic Party, sources said.

Asif Ali Zardari and Obama administration had worked closely on different issues including the war on terror and Kerry Lugar Bill, the report said.





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