LONDON: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart
surgery in London on Tuesday while he has also been advised to remain hospitalised for two
weeks after the operation, reported on Saturday.
It will be Sharifs second heart operation in five years.
Sharifs daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif confirmed the information on micro-blogging website
Maryam Nawaz has said that the premier had a cardiac procedure called Atrial Fibrillation
Ablation in 2011, during which certain complications occurred resulting in the perforation
She said that the medical team has conducted several tests and scans to identify the
problem after which, the doctors have advised to go for open heart surgery.
“Prayers are the most effect and potent medicine. Millions will pray for him,” she tweeted.
PMs son Hassan Nawaz, who is also in London, also said that the doctors gave blood
thinning medicines to Nawaz Sharif while he will be in Intensive Care Unit for special
treatment before the surgery.
PM Nawaz Sharif, who arrived in London on May 22, would travel back to Pakistan only when
doctors permit him.
Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi took to the Twitter and posted his best
wishes to Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan also prayed for the best health and speedy
recovery of the PM.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appealed the entire nation to
pray for the successful surgery of the premier.
On the other hand, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will look after the government affairs in
Earlier on April 13, Nawaz Sharif reached London for medical checkup. During the visit, his
blood samples were taken at the hospital while other tests were also made.
Nawaz Sharif has been under tremendous pressure from opposition parties to step down since
his family members were named in the mass leak of offshore account data from the Panama
firm Mossack Fonseca. The opposition has joined hands to hold unbiased probe into the
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