Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said that he was diagnosed with a stone in his kidney. The premier’s daughter also 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 stomach ache. 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. In May 2016, he underwent an open-heart surgery in London.