Sharif ‘in high spirits’ as heart surgery successful


prime minister ‘overseeing affairs of state’ PAKISTANI prime minister Nawaz Sharif underwent open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday (31), his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter Maryam said. Sharif’s surgery comes as his government prepares to present its annual budget on Friday (3). It also remains under pressure over allegations of corruption linked to the so called Panama Papers. “Surgery successful,” Maryam said on her Twitter account about four and-a-half hours after she said the operation had begun. Earlier, she said her father “was in high spirits” as he was taken in for an operation…

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