Ahead of surgery, Pak PM speaks to PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening received a call from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif just before he was wheeled in for a heart surgery.

Prime Minister Modi wished the Pakistani premier a speedy recovery.

“PM Narendra Modi receives phone call from PM Nawaz Sharif just before Pak PM is wheeled in for surgery. Wishes him a speedy recovery,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup posted on Twitter.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier extended his best wishes to his Sharif for his open-heart surgey to be held in United Kingdom.

“My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery & good health,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif left for London on May 22 and was scheduled to return home last Friday but postponed his return following medical reports suggesting the procedure, The Express Tribune reported.

Sharif will undergo an open- heart surgery in London on Tuesday and stay there for a week to recover fully, the report quoted Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Khawaja Asif.

Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed the development, saying doctors recommended the surgery after “thorough scans and tests”.

“The recovery period and hospital stay will be one week,” she tweeted. (ANI)