PM Imran felicitates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris for winning US election

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has congratulated the United States President-elect Joe Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris soon after confirmed reports announced both Democrats have won.

On a social media website Twitter, PM Imran said, “look forward to President-Elect Biden  Global Summit on Democracy and working with him to end illegal tax havens and stealth of nation s wealth by corrupt leaders”.

“We will also continue to work with the US for peace in Afghanistan and in the region, PM Khan added.

It is worth mentioning here Democrat Joe Biden had won the White House, US media said on Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades.

The confirmation of victory of Biden, who at 78 will be the oldest American president, brings to a climax three days of post-election anxiety and uncertainty that followed one of the most bruising US presidential races in modern times.

The Associated Press declared Biden, whose vice president will be Kamala Harris — the first female to hold the post in America’s history, the winner on Saturday evening after he secured more than the crucial 270 electoral votes he needed to win the White House.

Kamala Harris also made history with her election as Joe Biden’s vice president, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second-highest US office.

Harris, 56, is widely seen as an obvious candidate for the Democratic Party nomination in 2024 should Biden, who will be 78 at their inauguration on January 20, decide not to seek a second term. She hasn’t weighed in publicly on such speculation.

Edison Research and the major US television networks on Saturday projected their victory, based on unofficial final results, even though the incumbent president, Republican Donald Trump, vowed to continue fighting in courts.

A US senator from California, Harris has a track record of shattering glass ceilings. She served as San Francisco’s first female district attorney and was California’s first woman of colour to be elected attorney general.

 

 

 

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