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Nawaz Sharif cancels WEF visit amid fuel crisis in Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif

Davos: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cancelled his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet amid rising protests over fuel crisis in his country.

This is the second straight year that Sharif has cancelled his trip to the WEF meeting.

Sharif, who was scheduled to attend this year’s meeting of the rich and the powerful at this Swiss alpine town, has cancelled the trip amid a fuel crisis brewing in Pakistan.

As per the updated WEF schedule, Sharif would not be attending the meet.

Petrol shortages hit Pakistan more than 10 days ago and long queues of cars and motorbikes were seen in front of the fuel stations despite official announcements that enough oil was available in the country.

Sharif’s government is also facing criticism from the Opposition for the current situation. In 2014, he had to call off the visit following a deadly Taliban attack.

Sharif became Prime Minister after winning a historic election in 2013.

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