Modi receives a call from Sharif, wishes Pakistan Prime Minister well for heart surgery

Tuesday, May 31, 2016,10:42 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi today received a call from his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif just before the latter was wheeled in for his open- heart surgery in a hospital in the UK tomorrow.

During the telephonic talk, Modi wished Sharif a speedy recovery. PM @narendramodi receives phone call from PM Nawaz Sharif just before Pakistan Prime Minister is wheeled in for surgery. Wishes him a speedy recovery, the spokesperson of the Ministry External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Modi had on Saturday extended best wishes to Sharif. My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery & good health, Modi tweeted. Sharif will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had said on Friday.

Asif, also a confidante of 66-year-old Sharif, had said doctors have advised the prime minister to undergo an open-heart surgery, following which he will be staying in the hospital for a week. The prime minister will travel after one week, on doctor’s permission, he added.