Bilawal, Zardari invited to US President Joe Biden’s inauguration

Almost a week before the US President-elect is to take charge of the White House, Biden administration has sent an invitation to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and his father, party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari slated for Jan 20.

The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

PPP Senator Seher Kamran in an exclusive conversation with this correspondent claimed that father-son duo visit will depend on Covid-19 restrictions and Bakhtawar Bhutto, the first child born to a sitting Prime Minster’s wedding ceremony, which is scheduled to begin from Jan 24.

“Since this is the first family wedding and happy event for the family, party chairman will be personally involved in arrangements and ceremonies of his sister,” she said adding, “It might be difficult for him to travel during this important time”.

“Chairman Bilawal couldn’t physically attend engagement of his sister due to Covid-19”, she concluded, with final decision to be shared with media soon.

“President Zardari and Chairman may also not attend the oath taking ceremony due to Covid-19,” the female senator said.

On Jan 6, the Congress had formally certified Biden’s election victory. Immediately after the certification, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition” on Jan. 20 when Biden will be sworn into office.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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