PM to return to Pakistan within three weeks: Maryam Nawaz


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who underwent a cardiac surgery in London on Tuesday, was expected to return to Pakistan within three weeks after the doctors allow him to travel, his daughter Maryam Nawaz said.

Talking to various private television channels on Tuesday night, Maryam Nawaz said the prime minister’s open-heart surgery was successful and according to the doctors, this surgery would make him healthier.

Maryam Nawaz said her father was a brave man and a leader who had faced many ups and downs in the life with courage.

“Before the operation, I talked to him and he was in high spirits,” she added. Maryam said Nawaz Sharif was her father as well as her leader.

Maryam also thanked the people from different walks of life including the political workers and leaders for their prayers and well wishes for the Prime Minister.

Maryam Nawaz while responding to a query said the political opponents of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were hatching conspiracies as they were afraid of the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N’s) development agenda, which would bring in a major change in the lives of people and eliminate load-shedding by 2018.

She said with its people-friendly policies and an agenda of improvement in every sector including health, education etc., the PML-N was moving ahead and would not be detracted by non-issues.

Maryam Nawaz described the health wishes extended by leaders from across the political divideas a ‘good omen’ including greetings from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan. “When it comes to the health or life issue of anyone, politics takes the back seat,” she remarked.

Maryam Nawaz said the Prime Minister was fine after the surgery, which continued for around four and half hours and doctors continued to update the family members, including her brothers who were present at the hospital, about his health condition.

To a question, she said the doctors had advised surgery after his angiography.

In response to another question about the political activities including public rallies by Nawaz Sharif despite the heart ailment, Maryam Nawaz said he did not know about the seriousness of the problem at that time.

She expressed the hope that owing to the development work, the PML-N would win the 2018 general election as well.