Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on May 31.
The Defence Minister said that the doctors have advised him to undergo an open-heart surgery and therefore he will be staying in the hospital for a week.
"The prime minister will travel after one week, on doctor's permission," he added.
Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, confirmed on twitter that her father will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday.
"Prayers are the most effective and potent medicines. Millions will pray for him so he will be fine," she tweeted.
It was learnt Sharif will be on specific medication before his surgery on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.
(With inputs from PTI)