Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, who has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in London since Monday, is recovering after doctors performed a series of procedures on his heart, sources in the party told Dawn on Saturday.
The sources said Mr Sharif had himself gone to the hospital after taking appointment for what they described as a simple and routine heart procedure.
However, due to some complications, the doctors had to perform some more procedures on an emergency basis, the sources said.
Besides his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz SharifShahbaz Sharif and some members of his family, including Senator Ishaq Dar, a Lahore doctor who had been treating Mr Sharif for a long time had also flown to London.
“Mr Sharif is now recovering well and is expected to be shifted to his home in the next couple of days,” said Senator Pervez Rashid, who remained with Mr Sharif in London during his exile. Dawn
Senator Rashid told that Mr Sharif had undergone a process known as “radiotherapy”.
Expressing his ignorance about the exact nature of the disease, he said Mr Sharif had actually developed some heart trouble when he was locked up at the Attock Fort soon after the military takeover by Gen Pervez MusharrafPervez Musharraf in Oct 1999.
“He (Mr Sharif) had been complaining about irregular heartbeat for the past many years. He had gone for a check-up after facing this problem for prolonged periods,” he said, adding that Mr Sharif was fully conscious and his condition was stable.
Meanwhile, the sources in the PML-N said though Mr Sharif was recovering, he would have to stay in London for the next few weeks as his doctors were unlikely to allow him to travel to Pakistan. Agencies