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Pak PM Nawaz Sharif's open-heart surgery in London successful

May 31, 2016

London: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent an open heart surgery at a private hospital here on Tuesday. The by-pass has been described as successful. This is his second cardiac procedure in five years. The surgery which began at 12 pm lasted over four hours.

Sharif is expected to stay in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for a few days before being shifted to room.

Relatives and Sharif’s personal doctor were present during the surgery. They included Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who were also present in the waiting room.

His daughter Maryam said on Twitter that Sharif (66) was in high spirits when he entered the operation theatre at 8:00 am. “All arteries successfully grafted Alhamdolillah," she said. “The doctors will advise when he can leave the hospital and travel.” Sharif had talked to his mother on phone before going under the knife.

The Prime Minister will be supervise governance from here during his stay in the hospitral which is expected to be a week. The surgery comes days before his Government is set to present its annual budget on Friday.

The Pak National Assembly on Tuesday offered prayers for Sharif’s speedy recovery. A statement from the foreign office said Sharif phoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to thank him for wishing him speedy recovery. Several other world leaders also joined in praying for him. According to a report, the Hindu community of Rawalpindi and Islamabad also offered prayers for Sharif.

Meanwhile, the Sharif Government is also under pressure over allegations of his involvement in the Panama papers leak scandal.

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