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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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