Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza leave for London


LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, a senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), left for London to join his brother Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is to undergo open heart surgery on Tuesday.


According to officials, Shahbaz Sharif is accompanied by his son MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.

In a statement before departure, the Chief Minister said the whole nation is praying for early recovery of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

In his second major cardiac medical procedure in five years, the 66-year-old premier will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday,

He is expected to stay in hospital for around a week after the procedure to recover before travelling home.

Sources said the PM’s personal physician Azhar Kayani has also left for London.