Biden invites Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to attend inauguration ceremony

By National News Desk

Islamabad: Almost a week before the President-elect of the United States took charge of the White House, he sent an invitation to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) President Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday.

Biden’s invitation to the inauguration ceremony in Washington was addressed to Bilawal Bhutto and his father, the party’s co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari.

According to reports, while Bilawal Bhutto is expected to attend one of the most anticipated and talked about the ceremony, his father will not be able to travel to the US for the ceremony, as his name is mentioned in the Exit Control List—a list generated by the Pakistani government that names people who are not allowed to leave the country.

The invitation did not come as a surprise as the Zardari government had worked closely with the Barack Obama administration during its days of power in the South Asian country.

His invitation has also come at a time when Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is being targeted by opposition leaders in the country, including the Zardari family.

The news of the invitation has not yet been confirmed by the party, but several sources have been cited by Pakistan’s local media.

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