WASHINGTON – Former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari attended the pre-inauguration oath ceremony of US president-elect Donald Trump in Washington.

Zardari was accompanied by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senators Rehman Malik and Sherry Rehman, said a press release issued on Thursday.

While addressing the event, former president said that he was pleased to be part of the inauguration to witness the transition of power in US.

‘Pakistan Peoples Party delegation was honoured to be the guest and participant of these moments’ Zardari was quoted as saying.

A large number of US senators, congressmen, Republican members and dignitaries attended the event.

Donald Trump would take oath as 45th president of United States of America in  a prestigious ceremony in Washington today, where Asif Zardari is expected to show up as well.

On the other hand, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari led an anti-government rally from Lahore to Faisalabad, the same day.

“We have to present a new PPP so it can stay abreast of current challenges,” Bilawal told the rally, claiming that Benazir’s vision was even more valuable now that it had been in the past.

Earlier, addressing the party workers at the Sagian Bridge, Bilawal said: “I have started a movement which will continue till the remains of Zia’s policy are eliminated.”

“The Sharifs have held Punjab hostage,” he said. “They have occupied the land of the Sufis.”

“Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif say that the country is making progress. How can a country make progress when sources of income are so limited?” he asked.

“If you are with me… it is evident that we will have to run the Sharifs out,” he asserted.