Sick Prime Minister of Pakistan Chaired Cabinet Meetings Remotely from High Commission in London

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(London Post / PR) Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, chaired the pre-budget meetings of the National Economic Council (NEC) and the Federal Cabinet via video link from the High Commission for Pakistan in London today and accorded approval to the budget proposals. The Prime Minister interacted with his Cabinet members and gave necessary instructions about the upcoming federal budget to be presented in the Parliament on 03 June 2016.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab. Khurram Dastagir Khan, Federal Minister for Commerce also attended the meetings at the High Commission. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK was also present during these meetings.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also interacted with the Pakistani media and updated them on the budget proposals and his health.

Nawaz Sharif Pakistani Prime Minister might be operated in a private wing of a north London Hospital. According to a medical expert his chest will be open 3 – 4 inches to perform the procedure (Atrial Fibrillation Ablation). Mr Sharif had the similar procedure in 2011and as this problem reoccurred in five years he is having it done again.

For him it will be an ongoing issue as it will re occur again. Having key hole surgery was too risky as it could puncture his artery. The estimated cost of this operation about £10,000.

Pakistani Army hospital in Rawalpindi has the facility and skills to perform this procedure according to medical expert but Prime Minister choose to have it done in London.

Prime Minister will be able and may return to work by 21 June 2016.

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