Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto and former President Asif Ali Zardari have been invited to the oath-taking ceremony of the US President-elect Joe Biden.
According to the sources, the invitation for Biden’s inauguration ceremony, to be held in Washington, has been addressed to Bilawal Bhutto and his father, party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari.
The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
The inauguration is designated as a “national special security event,” which clears the way for communication, funding, and preparation between multiple agencies in the Capital, like the Capitol Police, Pentagon, Homeland Security and District-area police.
The President-elect Biden himself hasn’t expressed concern about his own security at the inauguration. At least 10,000 National Guard troops will be in place by Saturday.
Joe Biden earlier denounced the storming of the Capitol as the violent expression of President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, calling it “an assault on the citadel of liberty “and saying the president had stoked the mob with his brazen and false claims that the 2020 election had been stolen.
In a direct, forceful language, President-elect of the United States of America Biden called the scenes of chaos in the halls of Congress “a dark moment” in the nation’s history.
He appealed for calm and made clear that he held Trump accountable for instigating violence that left members of both parties and allies around the world appalled.