Sharif ‘happy and healthy’ after heart surgery in UK
The 66-year-old PML-N leader is “resting and recovering” with his family members by his side at The Harley Street Clinic in central London. “Everything has gone well, the operation was successful and he is stable, resting and recovering. He is happy and healthy,” said a PML-N UK spokesperson.
The spokesperson also said that Sharif will be moved to another room in the clinic on Thursday to be able to receive visitors beyond family members.
“When he had come to London for his check-up in April, he had been advised by doctors to not undertake any air travel.
But he wanted to go back to Pakistan. We were aware back then that another check-up and even surgery may be necessary,” the spokesperson said. Sharif had arrived in London on May 22 and went in for the surgery on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years. Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who accompanied him to the UK, had been providing updates on social media.
“All arteries successfully grafted... Surgery successful by The Grace Of Almighty,” she had tweeted on Tuesday.
Her last tweet after the surgery concluded read: “My father... the LOVE of my life... Allah bless you with a long life & perfect health... Ameen.”