Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lavish visit to Davos remained fruitless owing to the corruption allegations following him. He failed to address at any important forum because he was barred by the management of Davos Economic Forum to address any function, as claimed by a local Pakistani media.

The main reason for not allowing the Prime Minister to deliver a speech on any forum was said to be the alleged involvement of the Prime Minister in a massive corruption scandal in Pakistan. He only held a meeting with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister and no bilateral meeting with the head of any other country took place.

In contrast, the former Army Chief Gen (Retd) Raheel Sharif was held in great reverence in the conference and he addressed several forums and participated in many debates. The meeting of the World Economic Forum is held every year in Davos, Switzerland in January where world leaders are invited to address it.

Official sources said he spent over four days there just talking to Pakistani journalists before leaving for London in sheer despair. The PM had made special arrangements for his visit to Davos and he had a speech prepared. But he could not present his written speech at the forum. The official spokesman declined to comment on the matter.