Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to undergo open heart surgery in London


Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for check up, will undergo an open heart surgery on Tuesday. Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted that her father will undergo the open-heart surgery.

"Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif undergoing open heart surgery on Tuesday. Prayers are the most effective and potent medicine. Millions will pray for him. Insha Allah he'll be fine," she tweeted last night.

Maryam went on to explain her 66-year-old father’s medical condition, saying: “In 2011 Nawaz Sharif had a cardiac procedure called ‘Atrial Fibrillation Ablation’, during which certain complications occurred resulting in perforation of heart which was in turn treated by open heart surgery.”

The prime minister will be on specific medication for the next three days before his surgery on Tuesday, Maryam said. "The recovery period and hospital stay will be one week. Nawaz Sharif will travel back to Pakistan as soon as the doctors allow," she added.

He had undergone a check-up in Pakistan last month following which he decided to visit London for a proper medical assessment. He went to London on May 22 for a medical check-up and was supposed to return in a week. His surgery will be conducted at London's The Princess Grace Hospital, which is considered one of the best-equipped multi-disciplinary hospitals in London.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives his best wishes to Nawaz Sharif for his surgery.

"My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery & good health," Modi tweeted.