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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Diagnosed with Kidney Stone

Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed that he went to a private hospital in Lahore for a medical check-up.

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Updated:April 2, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Diagnosed with Kidney Stone
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (PHOTO: REUTERS)
Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been diagnosed with a stone in his kidney, his family said on Saturday.

Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed that he went to a private hospital in Lahore for a medical check-up.

67-year-old Sharif underwent a Computed Tomography (CT) scan following a minor stomachache. Doctors, following the scan, confirmed presence of a stone in his left kidney.


Maryam also criticised those who were spreading rumours about her father's illness.

"As opposed to the sensational news on media, PM is Alhamdolillah (by grace of Allah) fine. Diagnosed with small kidney stone that doesn't need any intervention," Maryam said in a tweet.




"Doctors had his CT Scan and detected a small stone in his left kidney," an official told PTI.

He said after a brief stay doctors allowed him to go home and suggested observing certain dietary schedule.

"In case the stone does not come out by taking water a procedure may be carried out," the official quoted a doctor as saying.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Sharif was fine, as all medical tests were satisfactory.

"The Prime Minister has been working tirelessly as he wants to see completion of all projects by 2018, hence, he was under some stress," Aurangzeb said.


It is the second time in a year that Sharif faced health issues. Last year in May, he underwent an open-heart surgery in London.
| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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