Shehbaz in London ...
The younger Sharif was accompanied by his son Hamza Shahbaz and is expected to return on Wednesday or Thursday.
PM Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif said on her official Twitter account that the surgery would be for “perforation of the heart”, a complication from an earlier procedure in 2011. “Prayers are the most effect & potent medicine. Millions will pray for him,” she tweeted late Friday night. A statement from the prime minister’s office said the prime minister was continuing to oversee state affairs in the days before his surgery.
“It is however natural and understandable that the Prime Minister will be off from any activities when is actually operated on by the doctors,” the statement said. “God willing soon after the surgery, the Prime Minister will be supervising State’s affairs with the same spirit and energy.” Sharif has frequently travelled abroad for medical treatment in the past year.—SABAH