Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to undergo open-heart surgery in UK today; Modi wishes him speedy recovery
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's open-heart surgery will take place at London's The Princess Grace Hospital.
New Delhi: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London for medical check-up, will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Sharif speedy recovery after the latter called him up from London last night.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: "PM @narendramodi receives phone call from PM Nawaz Sharif just before Pak PM is wheeled in for surgery. Wishes him a speedy recovery."
The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said in a statement: "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif telephoned Prime Minister Modi today (30 May) and expressed gratitude for Indian Prime Minister`s best wishes for his upcoming operation and wishes for a speedy recovery."
Modi had on Twitter expressed his good wishes for Sharif two days ago for the heart surgery.
Besides Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani were among several world leaders who wished Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of his open-heart surgery at London's The Princess Grace Hospital, which is considered one of the best-equipped multi-disciplinary hospital in the UK capital.
(With IANS inputs)