Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for medical check-up, will undergo open-heart surgery on May 31, officials said.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif confirmed the news on Friday saying that doctors have advised Sharif to undergo an open-heart surgery, following which the premier will be staying in the hospital for a week, Dawn online reported.
“The prime minister will travel after one week, on doctor�s permission,� he added.
The prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, also confirmed that her father will undergo the surgery.
�Prayers are the most effective and potent medicines. Millions will pray for him so he will be fine,� Maryam tweeted.
She explained the prime minister 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.�
Therefore, the prime minister had been visiting his doctor for follow up, she said.
This is Nawaz Sharif’s second trip to London for medical check-up in few weeks’ time.
The prime minister underwent a check-up in Pakistan last month following which he decided to visit London for a proper medical check-up.