PM Nawaz Lands In Islamabad

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 8:38:31 by

On Thursday, for the first time since undergoing open-heart surgery in London earlier this year, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Islamabad.

His daughter, Maryam Nawaz tweeted photos of the premier sitting on a plane, saying: “Prime minister at work during the flight to Islamabad. Just arrived.”

After having gone through surgery on May 31st, the premier stayed in Lahore after arriving in Pakistan in the past week.

Pervaiz Rashid, Information Minister, quoting family sources said on Wednesday that the Prime Minister’s doctors had demanded that he desist from traveling before Sunday following a medical examination.

The PM had incurred a fever after contracting an infection in his leg, which according to Rashid, is not serious.

Maryam tweeted that her father’s leg wound “hasn’t completely healed” and “may take a few more days”.

The urgency of the open-heart surgery arose after Nawaz underwent a cardiac procedure called Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in 2011, “during which certain complications occurred resulting in perforation of heart”, Maryam Nawaz earlier reported.

The PM’s decision to travel to London for surgery had been perceived by many as politically imprudent as it came at a time when opposition parties were coming down strongly on the government in the wake of the Panama leaks. Nevertheless, the PML-N officer-bearer had said that Nawaz’s medical condition had demanded the visit.

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