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Maryam Nawaz: Nawaz Sharif’s surgery postponed due to COVID-19

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif's cardiac surgery has been postponed due to Covid-19, says his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif’s cardiac surgery has been postponed due to Covid-19, says his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

Earlier this Friday, Maryam Nawaz make a statement on her official twitter account, she said “The surgery of Nawaz Sharif has been postponed because of coronavirus. Doctors say Mian sahib is a high-risk patient and all precautions have to be observed. His treatment continues and he needs your prayers.”

Earlier, Mr Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan Khan had said: “As a high-risk patient, former PM Nawaz Sharif’s Cardiac Catheterization/Coronary Intervention was postponed to be rescheduled at a later date amidst COVID19 Pandemic, as Public/Private Hospitals limited their admissions/procedures. Presently managed on aggressive medical therapy.”

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Last week, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had announced moving an accountability court to declare Mr Sharif a proclaimed offender in a land case involving Jang Group’s editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman.

Mr Sharif is in the United Kingdom for his medical treatment, whereas Mr Rehman is in NAB custody on judicial remand.

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