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PM Modi wishes Nawaz Sharif ahead of his open-heart surgery


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his wishes to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, who is in London for medical check-up and will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday.

“My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery & good health,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter.

Prime Minister Sharif left for London on May 22 and was scheduled to return home Friday but postponed his return following medical reports suggesting the procedure, The Express Tribune reported.

Sharif will undergo an open-heart surgery in London on Tuesday and stay there for a week to recover fully, the report quoted Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Khawaja Asif.

Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed the development, saying doctors recommended the surgery after “thorough scans and tests”.

“The recovery period and hospital stay will be one week,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, the PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appealed the countrymen to pray for the speedy recovery of the prime minister.

Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar will look after and manage political affairs of the country in the absence of Prime Minister Nawaz, Express News reported. (ANI)

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