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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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