KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his family and social media said.
Prime Minister’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, said on her official Twitter account that the surgery would be for “perforation of the heart”, a complication from an earlier procedure in 2011.”Prayers are the most effect and potent medicine. Millions will pray for him,” she tweeted.
Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also urged all Pakistanis to pray for the prime minister.
“Sincerely hope his surgery goes well and recovers soon,” Bilawal tweeted.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Sharif well.
“My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery & good health,” said a tweet from Modi, who made a surprise visit to Sharif in December last year.
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Arif Alvi in his tweet has prayed for the good health of Nawaz Sharif and wished him early recovery.
PM Sharif has frequently travelled abroad for medical treatment in the past year. It will be Sharif´s second heart operation in five years.