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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to undergo open-heart surgery in UK today

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London for medicinal check-up, will undergo an open-heart surgery today.

Mr Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, confirmed on twitter that her father undergo an open-heart surgery today.

“Prayers are the most effective and potent medicines. Millions will pray for him so he will be fine,” she tweeted.

Maryam went on to explain her father’s 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, Mr Sharif had been visiting his doctor for follow up, she said.

“After some recent symptoms a team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons carried out some scans and tests, following which they decided to go for an open heart surgery,” she said.

This is Mr Sharif’s second trip to London for medical check-up in few weeks’ time. He had gone to London on May 22 for a medical check-up and was supposed to come back in a week.

The prime minister had undergone a check-up in Pakistan last month following which he decided to visit London for a proper medical check-up.

Mr Sharif’s surgery will be conducted at London’s The Princess Grace Hospital, which is considered one of the best-equipped multi-disciplinary hospitals in the UK capital.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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