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Pakistan PM Imran Khan congratulates Biden, will work with him to end illegal tax havens

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Filed on November 8, 2020

"We will continue to work with the US for peace in Afghanistan and in the region," Imran Khan said in a tweet.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated the US President-elect Joe Biden and said that he looked forward to working with him to end illegal tax havens, and stealing of national wealth by corrupt leaders.

“We will continue to work with the US for peace in Afghanistan and in the region,” Imran Khan said in a tweet.

Former US vice-president Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president, narrowly emerging victorious from a hotly-contested White House campaign that stretched days past election night, as vote tallies in several battleground states were slowed by an unprecedented surge in postal ballots, according to US media projections.

With this victory, Kamala Devi Harris, a senator and former prosecutor born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, became the first person of colour and the first person of Asian descent to become vice president in the 244-year history of the United States of America.

Biden, who has visited Pakistan both as a senator and vice-president, edged out President Donald Trump after one term in the office. In the days since voting ended, Trump has claimed a premature victory and accused Democrats were trying to steal the election. The Trump campaign is still contesting the process in several states, and said in a statement Friday: “This election is not over.”

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