Pakistani PM returns home after successful open heart surgery

Pakistani PM returns home after successful open heart surgery

Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had an open heart surgery at a London hospital in May, returned home on Saturday, officials said.

TV footage showed the Prime Minister alighted from the special plane and walked without any support. He was operated upon on May 31, Xinhua news agency reported.

A Pakistan International Airlines plane brought the Prime Minister to Lahore where some of family members and Governor of Punjab received him.

Nawaz Sharif had stopped activists of his ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) from welcoming him at the airport.

The Prime Minister decided to return home after his doctors allowed him to travel back home due to substantial improvement in his health condition.

Official sources say Sharif has convened a meeting of senior aides to be held in a couple of days to review the overall situation.

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