• Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

Maryam Nawaz undergoes ‘throat surgery’ in Switzerland

ُPML-N leader Maryam Nawaz arrives to address a press conference in Islamabad on July 25, 2022. — AFP
ُPML-N leader Maryam Nawaz arrives to address a press conference in Islamabad on July 25, 2022. — AFP

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz has successfully undergone throat surgery in Geneva, Switzerland, family sources confirmed Friday.

During the three-hour-long surgery, two of her throat glands were operated on by the doctors at the hospital, the sources said, following which she was shifted to her room.

On January 4, the father-daughter duo — Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz — left London for Switzerland.

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb had said that the PML-N senior vice president departed for Geneva from London for her surgery.

“She will return to Pakistan in the 3rd week of January to assume her new responsibilities as Chief Organizer,” the minister added.

PML-N supremo Nawaz is expected to visit his heart surgeon as he is also based in Geneva, sources had told Geo News. It’s the same surgeon who has often visited the elder Sharif in London at the Avenfield Apartment.

The sources mentioned that the PML-N supremo and his daughter will go sightseeing and also have meetings scheduled during the trip. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will also be visiting Geneva to co-host the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan — along with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres — on January 9.

The conference is meant to serve as a platform to marshal international support for Pakistan’s flood-affected population.

Nawaz is also expected to meet PM Shehbaz, sources said, without mentioning further details about the meeting.

The meeting holds importance as the political turmoil has been persistent in the country, with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan repeatedly demanding the coalition rulers step down and hold polls — a demand which the government has always rejected.

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