Pakistani PM recovering after heart surgery

Pakistani PM recovering after heart surgery, says family

Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is fast recovering after an open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his family said.

Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said surgery of the prime minister was successful.

The PM Office in Islamabad said Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the Intensive-Care Unit after nearly four-hour surgery, Xinhuareported.

The office has also issued a post-operation photograph of the prime minister.

“Doctors are satisfied that the surgery has been successful more than their expectations,” Maryam told Geo television.

She said the surgery was conducted around 5 p.m. Pakistan time and continued for four hours, adding the prime minister will return home after three weeks.

She disclosed that her father wanted to undergo surgery after two years but doctors suggested him to do it now.

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) arranged special prayers across the country for the early recovery of Sharif.

On Monday, the prime minister, presided over cabinet meeting via video from London and gave approval to the budget for the year 2016-17.

The budget will be presented in parliament on June 3.

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