Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefly hospitalised in Lahore after he was diagnosed with a 'small stone' in his kidney. Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed that he went to a private hospital for a medical check-up, but criticised those who were spreading rumours about her father's illness. She tweeted:
As opposed to the sensational news on media,PM is Alhamdolillah fine. Diagnosed with small kidney stone that doesn't need any intervention.— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) April 1, 2017
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.
Source in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, quoted by DawnOn Saturday morning, the premier felt pain in his kidneys and was rushed to a private hospital in Gulberg where doctors thoroughly examined him for more than half an hour. After a CT scan, they detected a small stone in his left kidney.
After a brief stay doctors allowed Sharif to go home and suggested observing a certain dietary schedule. "In case the stone does not come out by taking water, a procedure may be carried out," an 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.
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. In May 2016, Sharif had undergone a successful open-heart surgery in London.