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

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.



Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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