Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned home from London on Saturday after undergoing successful open heart surgery in the British capital, officials said.
Sharif, whose operation was carried out in the last week of May, remained in the UK for more than six weeks.
It was the 66-year-old’s second major cardiac medical procedure in five years.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s plane has landed in Lahore and he will be going to his family home in Raiwind via a helicopter from the airport,” Abdullah Khan Sumbal, a senior administration official in Lahore told AFP.
A close aide of the Sharif family Khawaja Ahmad Hassan said “the PM is healthy,” and that “the entire family and the party workers are happy about his return”.
Sharif left the country shortly after the so-called Panama Papers linked his family to a series of offshore companies.
The premier insists his family has done “nothing wrong”, saying the claims had been investigated twice, decades ago, under the tenure of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
But the opposition has demanded his resignation after the leaked papers claimed his children owned London property through an offshore company.
Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif had earlier tweeted to her almost two million followers that the surgery had been successful.
Sharif took power in a landslide May 2013 general election, for the third time since 1990.
He has a power base rooted in Pakistan’s richest and most populous province, where he is known as the Lion of the Punjab.
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