What really happened to the Prime Minister? Daily Pakistan reveals PM's complete medical history for the first time

Khurram Shahzad 10:56 PM | 19 Jun, 2016
What really happened to the Prime Minister? Daily Pakistan reveals PM's complete medical history for the first time
LAHORE (Staff Report) – Veteran journalist and Chief Editor Daily Pakistan Mujibur Rehman Shami, who recently visited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his London residence to inquire about his health, has requested Hilal-e-Ahmer Pakistan chief Dr Saeed Elahi to prepare a report regarding the PM’s health, which was presented in “Health Bulletin”.

According to Elahi, PM Nawaz suffered from Atrial Fibrillation (AF), is a condition with an irregular heartbeat, in 2011.

Doctors of Princess Grace Hospital decided to conduct Cardiac Ablation (CA), a procedure that in which small areas in the heart are scarred to prevent heart rhythm problems, including the movement of abnormal electrical signals or rhythms through the heart.

During the procedure, small wires called electrodes are placed inside the heart to measure its electrical activity. When the source of the problem is found, the tissue causing the problem is destroyed.

While the PM was undergoing this, an artery was damaged causing bleeding. However, a cardiac surgeon was then called in to repair the damaged artery through open heart surgery and also to complete the CA.

In May 2016, PM Nawaz once again experienced such pain and underwent a detailed medical check-up in London.

Doctors of Princess Grace Hospital in consultation with Cleveland Clinic, decided to perform Nawaz’s open heart surgery as four of his arteries had been blocked. Nawaz Sharif was not ready to fly to the United Kingdom for this surgery and he wanted to visit some Pakistani surgeon for this purpose, however the country’s political situation pushed him to make this decision.

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PM Nawaz was admitted to London’s Harley Street Clinic, where he underwent a successful open-heart surgery or Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG), a surgical procedure consisting of either diverting the left internal thoracic artery (left internal mammary artery or "LIMA") to the left anterior descending (LAD) branch of the main coronary artery; or a harvesting the great saphenous vein of the leg, attaching the proximal end to the aorta or one of its major branches, and the distal end to immediately beyond a partially obstructed coronary artery (the "target vessel") - usually a 50% to 99% obstruction. The purpose is to restore normal blood flow to that partially obstructed coronary artery. It is performed to relieve angina unsatisfactorily controlled by maximum tolerated anti-ischemic medication, prevent or relieve left ventricular dysfunction, and/or reduce the risk of death. It does not prevent heart attacks.

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Doctors made four major incisions on his chest and have taken two arteries from legs and another from his shoulder to correct his heart’s functions.

According to medical research, full recovery from traditional CABG may take 6 to 12 weeks or more.

PM took a walk in London’s Hyde Park with First Lady Kulsum Nawaz after at least 7 days since his open-heart surgery.



KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 02, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420


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